Let’s talk about the new Neo Jazz sensation Miss Chelsey Bennett…
Raised outside of Toronto on a diet of Minnie Riperton, red wine and clove cigarettes, Chelsey Bennett is a rising singer and songwriter with a gift for providing a bona fide soulful performance.
2016 saw the first major release for Chelsey, with her original E.P., entitled “No End”. Since then Chelsey has gained momentum in the Toronto music scene and surrounding areas.
Currently, she holds a monthly residency at Poetry Jazz Cafe in Kensington Market that is regularly packed out the door with swaying patrons, as well as a stack of other shows anywhere with space for her piano. At the aforementioned shows, Chelsey is often flanked by a rotating roster of Toronto’s most inventive and expressive jazz and R&B musicians.
When not delighting live audiences, Chelsey is a prolific composer. In 2016 she released her first E.P. , “No End” and has since been recording endlessly for a variety of new and innovative projects. Best listened to in a bar you stumbled into to avoid the snow just as you make contact with a smiling stranger. Find your way to one of her shows soon, before the venue has reached maximum capacity as it has before.
She has a lot planned for 2018. First and foremost are these two videos of her performing at the studio space, the Meatlocker, in Toronto’s east end.
Neo Jazz music now has a new beacon of light which has emerge from Toronto-Canada. This artist will shine and breath some much needed life into this genre of music.
She also plans to tour more of Canada than she ever has before and embark on a full length album.
Independent Hype predicts a very bright future for Chelsey Bennett.
Watch out for Chelsey in 2018/2019. Checkout her live video performance exclusively on Independent Hype.
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