a cappella jazz
Smooth harmonies. Joyful performances.Infectious energy. Get ready for next-level a cappella (singing without instruments)! Since forming in 2010 Countermeasure has earned standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Led by award-winning composer/arranger Aaron Jensen the group has headlined numerous international festivals wowed corporate and private audiences and shared the stage with legendary artists such as a cappella giants Naturally 7 and The Swingle Singers and top 40 stars like Corey Hart and Blue Rodeo.

Countermeasure features 13 of Canada’s top vocal talents performing innovative arrangements of pop favourites classic jazz standards and original music, from Cole Porter to Beatles to Britney Spears to The Proclaimers, Bjork and Bruce Cockburn. Their diverse songbook has equipped the group to headline international choral concerts play the main stage at jazz festivals and entice club-goers onto the dance floor. Incorporating innovative live looping, instrument imitation, and vocal percussion/beat boxing. Countermeasure enthralls their audiences with their dramatically choreographed shows and flawless harmonies. When they’re not jumping onto countertops for flashmobs or providing the live soundtrack to National Film Board shorts Countermeasure can be seen at high-profile jazz festivals concert series and galas as well as on CBC Radio and TV, Global Television and CP24. They are a founding artist of SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival Canada’s premier a cappella festival. They have sold out shows through multiple U.S. and Canadian tours the Edinburgh Festival Fringe across the U.K Italy and Japan. Countermeasure’s music videos for their original and cover music have generated more than 600 000 YouTube views .Their third album, releasing in 2020, breaks boundaries with renowned instrumentalists integrated into a cappella arrangements.

Achievements
• Best Contemporary A Cappella album for “Made to Measure” Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards 2017
• One of two spots in the Best Jazz Album category from Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for 2016 debut CD “14 Characters”
• finalist for two Toronto Independent Music Awards including Best Pop/Electronic Group
• Best Original Song (Fox in the Field) by a Professional Group at Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards 2017 tie with Pentatonix for runner up • Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Song (Fox in the Field) runner up 2017
• Best Electronic/Experimental Video for Opera Somnia Contemporary A Cappella Society of America 2017
• Best Contemporary A Capella League Video for Opera Somnia runner up Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. 2017
• Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB) Picks of 2016 “Made to Measure”
• Inclusion in a cappella compilations Voices Only Forte and SING 13:Superstition
Reviews:
*****A stunning hour of world-class a cappella music. If singing at the Edinburgh Fringe were an Olympic sport Countermeasure would be a hands-down gold-medal winner. FringeReview.ca
*****55 minutes of pure gold! If there was more than a five star rating I would give it as they are literally superb! East Coast FM Scotland
***** a highlight for the festival. Vocalmente (Italy)
*****Jaws dropped, hands clapped. Enthusiastic.Polished.Professional. Imaginative, Entertainment Lawyer Paul Sanderson for Artist Legal Services