Sienna Dahlen grew up in a small, rural town called Dawson Creek (no, it's not the same as the TV Show!) in northern British Columbia, Canada.
Over a twelve-year period of professional music-making in Montreal, QC Sienna completed her Bachelor of Music in Jazz degree at McGill University and released four cds under her own name. Two years ago Sienna relocated to Toronto, ON and recently, she completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Toronto. Sienna freelances professionally in Canada, the US and abroad.
Important Facts to Note:
*Sienna is the vocalist on the 2007 ACADEMY Award-Winning animated film, The Danish Poet.
*In the summer of 2007, Sienna and her Montreal trio performed to a standing-room only crowd at the 1st annual Quebec City Jazz Festival.
*In the fall of 2007, Sienna completed an 10-date tour in Belgium where she performed with 3 other musicians to promote her latest cd, Off the Floor..Into the Garden.
*In the spring of 2008, Sienna returned to Europe to perform two shows in Paris at the Café Universel and six other shows throughout Belgium with her new Paris-based trio.
*In the spring of 2008, Sienna became the first vocalist to receive a Master of Music in Jazz Performance degree at the University of Toronto.
David and Marcia Beach Award (private studies with David Binney)
“..I love her poetry. A voice filled with Molten Light!”
Katie Malloch CBC radio 2
“Jazz trained, pop-savvy and musically accomplished, West Coast transplant
Sienna Dahlen negotiates many influences, melding them into her own
distinct sound…As full and rich an indie recording as you’ll hear this year.”
Mary Lamey, The Gazette, Montreal, QC
“One of the best albums I’ve heard all year..Sienna Dahlen's voice can put you
in a trance..and more importantly, remind you why you love music so much.”
Tonya Zelinski, Fast Forward Weekly, Calgary, AB
“…What an incredible direction for jazz
Voice / vocals
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
University of Toronto