- New original jazz album “Settling Up” released November 2018 hit #1 on iTunes Canada Jazz Chart in its first week
Toronto jazz vocalist SIMONE MORRIS exudes a rare blend of soulfulness and subtlety – a natural storyteller who artfully lures audiences into her craftily-spun musical stories.
Simone Morris is reeling from the success of her recently released, all-original, debut album SETTLING UP, co-written with longtime guitarist, Mike Freedman. The album hit #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart in its very first week and has been receiving extensive radio airplay on CBC (Fresh Air and Big City Small World) and campus radio, along with in-depth interviews and reviews. Rooted in jazz, the album weaves a musical path that conveys Morris’ diverse musical experience and background. Using her own life experiences to connect with audiences in a personal way, she engages in an intimate conversation that reveals her take on life and love.
~ Errol Nazareth, (CBC Big City Small World)
“Thank you for restoring my faith in good vocalizing.”
~ Barrie Woodey, (CHRW-FM 94.9 Jazz for a “Sunday Night”)
“Simone’s voice is just right for me with a tinge of sassy ‘coarseness’ that I am very fond of. ”
~ Tim Hagarty, (100.9 Canoe FM “Jazz at the 45th”)