Drawing on influences from old-time jazz standards, folk balladry and traditional country, Halifax Nova Scotia's Jill Barber has become one of Canada's most distinctive young voices. Jill is gaining acclaim and radio play for her new 2008 album " Chances" and her status as a 2008 double-Juno nominee and multiple East Coast Music Award winner for previous releases "For all Time" (2006) and "Oh Heart" (2004).
The breakthrough "For all Time" was recorded & produced in Toronto by Les Cooper (who also performs as a multi-instrumentalist on the album), and features some of Canada's best musicians; Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) on bass and Blake Manning (Sarah Slean, Kim Stockwood) on drums. Guest appearances include a vocal performance by Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) on the country-tinged Don't Go Easy, guitar by singer/songwriter Luke Doucet, piano and clarinet performances by Spencer Evans (Sarah Harmer) and a special duet with her brother Matthew Barber. The album was mixed by Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Anne Murray) and mastered by Chris Potter (Sarah McLachlan, Rufus Wainwright.)
She has four releases, "Chances", "A Note to Follow So", "Oh Heart", and "For all Time".
Official site: http://www.jillbarber.com