Driven by an endless need for expressing herself creatively, composer and multi-instrumentalist Chelsea
McBride has burst onto the Toronto jazz scene. McBride has been named one of Canada’s top 35 jazz
musicians under 35 by the CBC and was the inaugural recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging
Jazz Artist Award. She successfully completed an 11-city cross-Canada tour with her big band, Chelsea
McBride’s Socialist Night School, in the summer of 2018, and has performed at JazzYYC, the Halifax Jazz
Festival, and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival among others. She’s also performed with Sarah Slean, and
studied with acclaimed musicians David Occhipinti, Darcy James Argue and Mike Allen.
Born and raised in Vancouver B.C., Chelsea was surrounded and fascinated by music