Surrey, BC
Dynamite singer-songwriter, Jessica Chaz is a performing artist with a unique vocal talent. Now a Vancouver based beauty, Chaz grew up in Durban, South Africa where her passion for music started out. It began when she would harmonize, as a child, with almost any song she heard. Putting other goals ahead of her true musical passions, it took a few curveballs for Chaz to realize that being a musician was what she was meant to do, ​”No matter what was going on in my life, singing was the one thing I could do.” ​She formed her first band, Seasons during her undergrad in Music. The band killed at various South African venues including the renowned Centre for Jazz & Popular Music founded by Darius Brubeck, the Ballito Jazz and Prawn Festival, a featured vocalist at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, headlining various corporate events at the International Convention Centre, with the greatest of the band’s moments taking place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. She finished her Bachelors degree in Music in 2011. Shortly after entering the Canadian music scene, she was a featured as an artist to watch at the 2014 MIX Showcase in Vancouver. The acoustic version of her 2015 release “Cali” reached over 90k views on YouTube and on June 1st 2018 the newcomer released her heart-warming debut EP titled Dreamin’. With determination and a voice that stays with you, for Jessica, it is undeniable, that music is where her purpose lies.
May 10, 2019 6:00 pm Airport Stage, Friday May 10th
May 11, 2019 8:00 pm The Painted Lady, Saturday May 11th