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VOCAL JAZZ | Tia Brazda

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Toronto-based jazz singer Tia Brazda's talent lies in her exquisite phrasing and seductive tonal range. This young lady's voice slips and slides from a contralto coo to breathy cool. Full of irresistible effervescence, her style is swing-infused jazz that goes way beyond the Winehouse wheelhouse. Brazda's latest album, "Daydream," just dropped in September and is front-to-back gawgeous. The production is slick with just a dusting of nostalgia, but it doesn't threaten to crowd the music or the singer. And despite the band in the room, it's as if she's singing directly to you. Consider yourself a Romeo on the make? A lothario on the loose? Well now, this redheaded canary is singing your soundtrack, Jack. It's beautiful.

Tia Brazda plays Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m. at Record Archive's Backroom Lounge, 33 1/3 Rockwood Street. Free. 244-1210. recordarchive.com; tiabrazda.com.

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