Sonia Johnson

BIOGRAPHY

Multitalented singer/songwriter Sonia Johnson has earned success and recognition with albums including the French original jazz recording Le Carré de nos amours (Juno Winner, Vocal Jazz Album of the Year 2012), Triades, with singers Annie Poulain and Charles Biddle Jr. (ADISQ Nomination 2013 and Junos 2014), Le cœur à l’endroit and the internationally acclaimed Chrysalis, her first recording in English. In addition, Johnson has collaborated as both composer or singer with artists such as Laila Biali, Marianne Trudel, Joe Sullivan, Steven Taetz, Félix Stüssi (Les Malcommodes), Rodrigo Simoes, and Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal.

AWARDS

​2014 - JUNO Nominee Jazz vocal album of the year - Triades

2013 - ADISQ Nominee ​for best album of the year, category Jazz Creation - Triades
2012 - JUNO Winner Jazz vocal album of the year -​ Le Carré de nos amours
2011 - ADISQ Nominee​ for best album of the year, category Jazz Creation -​ Le Carré de nos amours
2008 - Gagnante catégorie Chansonneur du Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée


FROM QUEBEC - CANADA

PROJECTS

DIALOGUES ELLA & JOE

Canadian jazz vocalist Sonia Johnson (Juno Award winner) and guitarist Stephen Johnston, pair up to pay a tribute to the albums and concerts Ella gave with the extraordinary Joe Pass from 1973 to 1986. Discover unforgettable melodies that reveal the sensitivity of two impressive musicians. Inspired by the emotion and humour of Fitzgerald and Pass, the duet offers personalized versions of standards such as: Lush Life, A Foggy Day, Once I loved, How High The Moon, My Man or One Note Samba.


VIDEOS

​Why Don’t You Do Right

LUSH LIFE​​

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MUSICIANS

  • ​Sonia Johnson, voice
  • Stephen Johnston, guitar​

CHRYSALIS

Juno winner Sonia Johnson, reveals herself with Chrysalis, a songbook without restrictions oscillating between jazz and popular music. With this internationally acclaimed album, she spreads her wings on an audacious, poetic and soulful musical journey!


VIDEOS

Chrysalis

Darkness and Light [Official Music Video]


Prelude to Danger - Live​​

Album Chrysalis - EPK


MUSICIANS

  • Sonia Johnson, voice,
  • David Ryshpan, piano and keyboards
  • Mark Alan Haynes, bass
  • Stephen Johnston, guitar
  • Max Sansalone, drum

AIRS GIVRÉS

Project currently in progress, to be available by November 2021.​

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