Nominated for: Best Jazz Vocals
Members: Jorge Gil (producer)
What was the first thing that came to mind when you learned you were nominated? I felt extremely happy and honoured. I thought of when we recorded the EP and all the challenges we faced. We had no money, no resources and no fancy equipment. My producer Jorge Gil and I had the goal of making this sound like a professional recording and we did. This nomination is a recognition for all the hard work. I immediately sent a message to all the musicians that participated in the project thanking them for their contribution.
What will you do if you win? I will celebrate with my musicians/friends here and travel to Montreal to celebrate with my family.
Why should you win? I show uniqueness, honesty and originality in my work. The way I did my recording and how great it turned out, represents what an independent musician is capable of doing despite any obstacles. I’m very proud of that, and I think that is what the TIMAs are all about.
If you weren’t nominated, who would you be rooting for? Hard question! Everyone in my category is great and it’s an honour to share this nomination with them. I’m also rooting for DF3 nominated in the Best USA category.
Other comments? Thanks to the TIMAs for the nomination and to Raz Mataz Magazine for this interview, I’m very happy to be a part of this! You can grab my EP ‘No Apologies’ on iTunes and all digital platforms.