Tia Brazda has established herself as a sparkling presence on the jazz scene at home and abroad. Having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, Tia’s sassy songs and pin-up girl style pay homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist - a mix of swing jazz, a bit of blues and a dash of rockabilly. Her first EP ‘Cabin Fever’ burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart as well as receiving play on BBC and CBC Radio, Jazz FM 91.1 and college radio stations across Canada.
Her latest album ‘Bandshell’ debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and #3 on the Nielsen Soundscan Chart in Canada. It was also ranked #5 best Canadian jazz release of 2015 by Jazz FM 91 in Toronto. The album features some of Canada’s jazz greats, including Marc Rogers on bass, Chris Gale on saxophone, William Sperandei on trumpet, William Carn on trombone, Mark McLean on drums, as well as Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers) on fiddle. The album demonstrates Tia’s growth as a performer and songwriter, showcasing a more sophisticated sound while still featuring the saucy dance numbers her fans have come to expect. After touring both Canada and the U.S. in support, the album hit #24 on the CMJ national radio chart in the U.S. after being added to over 35 stations nationwide.
Tia has toured the world performing from Montreal to Paris to Amsterdam, and has performed at such festivals as the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Toronto International Jazz Festival, Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival, Sudbury Jazz Festival, Barrie Jazz Festival, Maui Waui Festival and Bestival (UK) and Iboga Summer Festival (Spain).
Talent with ingenuity - she is truly an original. - John Apice, No Depression
A Technicolor swing that's just the thing. - Globe and Mail
Her talent, style, and attitude are all befitting of stardom. - Metro News
One of my favourites we've had in 54 concerts. - Old Town Hall Concert Series
Her smooth vocals invoke neat glasses of bourbon and smoky Parisian
speakeasies. - Judith Nyman, CBC Radio
Shine is as good as it gets. - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press