Since the launch of her debut album in 2005, Juno Award- winner Sophie Milman’s unique, multi-cultural jazz sensibility has captivated jazz fans and music lovers all over the world.
The Russian-born, Israeli-raised and Toronto-based chanteuse has graced some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, the International House of Music in Moscow, and has enjoyed numerous sold out appearances at the Montreal Jazz Fesival, the Blue Note Clubs in New York and Tokyo, and Toronto’s famed Massey Hall.
Her four studio albums, Sophie Milman, Make Someone Happy, Take Love Easy and In The Moonlight have spent weeks at the top of the Billboard and iTunes jazz charts around the globe and reviews of her live and recorded work have been glowing:
JazzTimes, compared her vocal stylings to Peggy Lee, NPR’s Weekend edition praised her “classic jazz voice that evokes smoky lounges, softly clinking glasses and the cool of the night.” Downbeat simply said “she captivates” and the New York Times described her as a “chic, sure-footed jazz chanteuse with smoldering restraint.” The L.A. Times declared: “not the next Ella or Sarah, but the first Sophie Milman. The sky’s the limit for this exceptional young talent.”
She’s had the pleasure of sharing the stage or collaborated with a varied array of musicians from the jazz, pop and rock worlds, including Randy Bachman, Chris Botti, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, the Manhattan Transfer, Cesaria Evora, Jesse Cook, the Neville Brothers, Charles Aznavour and Robbie Williams.
She considers her kids, Jacob, born in 2013 and Talia, born in 2015, her best productions to date and saw her capacity to love expand beyond her wildest dreams. Love has always fuelled her music, so watch out. The best is definitely yet to come