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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
STC | TD Niagara Jazz Festival | Virtual Concert | Amanda Martinez
Date and time
This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.
St. Catharines Digital Activity
St. Catharines, ON
Directions: More information and registration (if applicable) can be found online at www.stcatharines.ca/culturedays.
Offered in English.
Amanda credits her longtime band for being a huge support to her career. “They are world class musicians who I feel lucky to play with. Each one contributes to our overall sound.” Her band features her long time guitarist and now-producer Kevin Laliberté, husband/bassist Drew Birston, and Cuban Canadians Rosendo “Chendy” Leon (percussion), Alexander Brown (trumpet), Osvaldo Rodriguez (violin) and Pablosky Rosales (tres).
Her songs have been selected for four Putumayo world music collections: Bossanova Around the World, Latin Dreamland, Cafe Latino and Mexico.
Career highlights include headlining the Blue Note jazz club in NYC, the FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the Pan American Games in Mexico and Canada. She has also been a guest recording and touring artist of award winning guitarist Jesse Cook. She has sold out Toronto’s Koerner Hall multiple times and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre and Winter Garden Theatre.
Amanda has been recognized with multiple nominations as Latin Jazz Artist of the Year (Canada’s National Jazz Awards) Best World Music Artist (Canadian Folk Music Awards) and won Best World Music Artist (Toronto Independent Music Awards).
Her albums have reached the top 10 of iTunes World Music charts. Amanda has worked as a radio host (launching Canada’s Latin Jazz program) TV personality (BRAVO Arts & Minds, Star TV!) and actress (including Designated Survivor, Regenesis and Suits).
She hosted Panamania during CBC’s coverage of the PanAm Games and the web series Ingredients for a Good Life, showcasing Mexico to Canadians. Ms. Martinez is a musical ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages Canada and was awarded Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians by the Hispanic Congress.
She is passionate about empowering artist entrepreneurs through her workshop series The Artist Office.
Amanda lives in Toronto with her husband and 3 young children. She holds a Master’s in International Business.
Learn more about Amanda at her website: www.amandamartinez.ca
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TD Niagara Jazz Festival
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is a cutting edge celebration of all types of jazz, performed in intimate indoor and outdoor venues in the heart of Niagara’s stunning wine country. The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents the finest Canadian and internationally-acclaimed jazz musicians by way of spectacular concerts, and free performances throughout Niagara.
More information can be found at: https://niagarajazzfestival.com/
This event is part of a hub:
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival gathers a selection of Livestream recordings of concerts presented during COVID, including artists from across the globe and right here at home in Niagara. The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is a cutting edge celebra...