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Aline Homzy

Aline Homzy is an award-winning violinist and composer. Praised as one of Canada’s finest jazz violinists, she has performed and/or recorded with Danilo Perez, Munir Hossn and The Weather Station. Her music has been performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Swedish guitarist Mikko Hilden, and South-Korean bassist Yongwon Cho. Homzy is also a community builder, with a focus on highlighting women instrumentalists and improvisers. She was the recipient of a 2018 TD Discovery Projects Award that saw her curate a sold-out concert featuring female improvisers at the Canadian Music Centre. During the pandemic, she produced the documentary “Sounds of Davenport,” which aimed to showcase musicians in her community through a beautifully captured video-concert, supported by her political representatives. Homzy has performed at the TD International Toronto Jazz Festival, Festival international de Jazz de Montréal, Stockholm International Jazz Festival, and Daigu - South Korea- International Jazz Festival. She was a finalist for the 2022 Toronto Emerging Jazz Artist Award, and was awarded a distinguished fellowship to attend the prestigious Hambidge Artist Residency in Georgia, USA also in 2022. Her debut album Éclipse features her group “Aline’s étoile magique” and will be released in August 2023, preceded by a 2023 Canadian jazz festival tour.


Stingray Rising Star (Halifax Jazz Festival)


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Aline Homzy Plays Violin In The Cosmos With Étoile Magique

Read "Aline Homzy Plays Violin In The Cosmos With Étoile Magique" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Led by Aline Homzy's ecstatic violin, a mind-expanding jazz ensemble finds inspiration in a planetary mythos. Aline is known as one of Canada's finest jazz violinists. Her music has been performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Swedish guitarist Mikko Hilden, and South Korean bassist Yongwon Cho. She is also interested in and committed to the cause of economic justice in the arts, creating opportunities for patrons of all economic levels to attend live events and finding new funding ...

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Aline Homzy: éclipse

Read "éclipse" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

An adage goes: “Patience Is A Virtue." That saying may be perfectly exemplified with the release of violin virtuoso Aline Homzy's recording Éclipse, which has been ten years in the making. This Canadian-American artist's long-awaited debut combines the jazz violin tradition into the contemporary world with improvisation and subtle composition. Joining Homzy under the rubric of “Aline's étoile magique" are vibraphonist Michael Davidson, guitarist Thom Gil, bassist Dan Fortin and Marito Marques on drums. Special guests are João Frade on ...

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Aline’s étoile magique: éclipse

Read "éclipse" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Whether 23andMe.com, MyHeritage.com, or ancestry.com can positively divine gypsy blood in award-winning, Canadian violinist Aline Homzy is conceptually and musically neither here nor there. What is important is that she jumps from the gate on her robust debut recording with a zesty momentum which she mightily sustains throughout. Homzy, who has no problem mixing it up with any of Canada's musical vanguard, (guitarist & composer David Occhipinti, creative bassist Andrew Downing, the folky Weather Station, or pianist Amanda ...

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Amanda Tosoff: Earth Voices

Read "Earth Voices" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Building off the lure of language planted in Amanda Tosoff's Juno-nominated Words (Empress Music Group, 2016), this sixth album from the Toronto-based composer and pianist waves poetic in wondrous fashion. Pairing different guest vocalists and collections of musicians with personalized takes on Parnassian beauty of varied sorts, Tosoff cements the bonds between earthly voices and heavenly sounds with a questioning spirit. The list of subjects and styles, both in words and music, varies widely on this playlist. ...

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"Aline Homzy a un jeu de violon sensible et musical et réussit avec ses compositions et la collaboration de très bons musiciens à créer une ambiance musicale originale et consistante tout le long de cet album.” – Jean-Luc Ponty


“Aline Homzy has a style of violin playing that is sensitive and musical and she succeeds with her compositions and the collaboration of very good musicians to create an original and consistent musical ambience throughout this album." – Jean-Luc Ponty

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Elastic Recordings


Earth Voices

Empress Music Group


Bientot, We Will Collide

From: éclipse
By Aline Homzy


From: Earth Voices
By Aline Homzy


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