Chelsea McBride Wins The Inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Award

December 3, 2014 Toronto, ON - Toronto Arts Foundation presented the inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Award to Chelsea McBride last night at the Spoke Club.

Winner, Chelsea McBride, is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and bandleader based out of Toronto, Ontario. After relocating to Toronto from Vancouver to obtain her B.Mus at Humber College, McBride now leads two of her own projects: Chelsea and the Cityscape and Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, both of which feature her original compositions and talents as a saxophonist.

The Emerging Jazz Artist Award, a $10,000 cash prize, is intended to further the career of an outstanding musician and support the pre-production, production and/or recording of original music composed by the recipient. The Emerging Jazz Artist Award was established this year, through the generous donation of Cheryl and Manuel Buchwald, and will be given out annually for at least 10 years. 

"Few awards recognize jazz and Toronto is blessed with many talented young musicians worthy of support" said Cheryl and Manuel Buchwald. 

The award jury included celebrated jazz artists and leaders, Jane Bunnett, Joe Sealy and Josh Grossman. Toronto Arts Foundation Awards are designed to heighten public awareness of arts and artists in Toronto by shining a spotlight on artistic excellence and achievement. 

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About Toronto Arts Foundation
Toronto Arts Foundation is a charitable organization that provides the opportunity for individuals, private and public foundations, corporations, and government agencies to invest in and strengthen the arts in Toronto. We are powered by a vision: Creative City: Block by Block, a commitment to connect every Toronto neighbourhood to the transformative social and economic benefits of the arts.

For more information about Toronto Arts Foundation as well as this award, please contact: 
Jennifer Green, Associate Director, Toronto Arts Foundation
416.392.6802 x 207  |