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Ije (Journey): Perpie Live in Concert with Orchestra
Performing works off of her upcoming album with a chamber orchestra and band, jazz artist Perpie will take her audience on a musical adventure.
Recipient of the 2021 CCIS New Canadian Artist Award (NCAA), Perpie is an active recording and performing saxophonist, songwriter, arts manager and event curator. Headline artist at the Canadian Jazz Festival, TDJazzYYC Fest, MUSON Festival and the National Music Centre’s Bell Live Series at the King Eddy, her music draws inspiration from scores of influences including African folk music, traditional musical practices, gospel, country, smooth jazz and soft rock. She is known for her rich and lyrical tone on the saxophone.
Raised in Nigeria by a single mother through severe and extended financial struggle and harsh realities, her best childhood memories are of family, of community and of music; this connection drives her compositions and her love for live music. Now based in Canada, she continues to expressively weave pieces of her life’s experiences and dreams into that same open treasure box – music. Perpie’s music has been described as ‘soulful’, ‘rich’, ’exploring beautiful sound and drawing refreshing emotions through simple melody. Committed to growing and taking her listeners on a reverberating musical adventure, she has performed across Nigeria, in London, Beijing and Canada. Her warmth, charming tone and lyrical expression on the saxophone helps her audience connect on a deep and personal level.