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RealTracks Artist Bio: Jodi Proznick


Jodi has been recognized as one of Canada′s top bass players, voted Bassist of the Year at the 2008 National Jazz Awards. Her group, the Jodi Proznick Quartet, was awarded the Acoustic Group of the year and their album "Foundations" (Cellarlive) won the Album of the Year honour. "Foundations" was also nominated for a 2008 Juno Award for Best Traditional Jazz Album.

Jodi moved from her hometown of White Rock, B.C. to Montreal in 1993, after winning the General Motors Award of Excellence for her bass playing. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University, earning a Performance Scholarship in 1997 as a member of the McGill Big Band. While in Montreal she performed extensively in club and concert venues as well as on local television and radio programs.

Since moving to Vancouver in 2000, Jodi has become a top call bassist, playing with a who′s who of Canadian and international Jazz stars. She has been featured on over a dozen recordings including a recent release with the Tilden Webb Trio featuring the legendary David Fathead Newman. She has performed on CBC Radio′s Jazzbeat, Hot Air, Silence en Jazz, the Early Edition, West Coast Performance and Sounds Like Canada.

A highlight for Jodi was opening for Oscar Peterson with the Oliver Gannon Quartet in the summer of 2004. Also In 2004, Jodi won the Galaxie Rising Star Award of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival with her own group, the Jodi Proznick Quartet. She also performs with the Tilden Webb Trio, the Joel Haynes Trio, the Jill Townsend Big Band and the Weeds ⁄ Minemoto Quartet.

Classical credits include performances with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and a featured performance with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Jodi Proznick′s web site is at jodiproznick.com. Her song credits list at www.allmusic.com.

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