Vocalist Sophie Milman To Visit The Dakota October 26th-27th
Born in Russia, spending her childhood in Israel and then emigrating again to Canada as a teenager, 26-year-old Sophie Milman’s diverse life experiences no doubt inform the passions of her music. Winner of the 2008 Juno Award for Best Jazz Album (and nominated in 2006), Sophie’s rise to fame has been meteoric. In addition to the Juno for her album Make Someone Happy, she sold out the famed Massey Hall in Toronto, released a DVD last December, and accumulates accolades wherever she goes.
Sophie Milman makes her third appearance in two years at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis on October 26th-27th, 2009 as part of her current Midwest tour. Shows are at 7:00 pm & 9:30 both nights, and tickets start at $17.
Touring with her band laid the foundation for her second, Juno-winning release, Make Someone Happy (Linus Entertainment). For one who had been singing professionally for only a few years, she engaged in a fair amount of interpretative (if subtle) liberties with the music. Arrangements, handled by Cameron Wallis who doubled on tenor sax and clarinet on some tracks, covered the gamut from stylish swing to 30s hot club to more pop flavors.
Sophie Milman starts her fall US tour in San Diego (October 24th at Anthropology) before arriving in the Twin Cities for two nights at the Dakota, October 26-27. Even if you don’t “take love easy,” you’ll find plenty to love from a savvy singer who always can make many someones happy.
October 26th-27th, 2009
(7:00 pm, 9:30 pm)