2014 Winner Black Canadian Awards for Best Jazz and Soul Artist
2014 Winner Monday Magazine~ Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year!!
2013 A third-round artist (Victoria regions top 5!) in CBC’s Searchlight Contest
2013 Winner Monday Magazine~ Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year!!
2012 Nominee Vancouver Island Music Awards for 'Best Live Act'
2011 Back up vocals on Canadian Folk Icon singer songwriter Valdy's 2011 album "Read Between The Lines"
2011 Winner Monday Magazine~ Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year!!
2011 Nominee Vancouver Island Music Awards for female vocalist of the year!!
With a vocal style that encompasses the soul of Etta James, and Carmen McRae, the modernity of Holly Cole and the playfulness of Jann Arden, Maureen Washington evokes comparison to some of the great female Jazz singers of our time yet remains one of a kind.
Maureen Washington songstress for a variety of different ensembles, began her music career in Prince George where she sang in a funk, blues, swing, jazz band named BOP, who recorded an EP, taught Jazz clinics, and played local venues and festivals. The band BOP was widely acclaimed in the area as the best dance band, performing rearranged classics and lively originals.
Now based in Victoria, Maureen performs with many different configurations: from duos to sextets at several high end venues around Vancouver Island. She also performed at multiple events for TD's International Victoria Jazz Fest 2008 - 2014
Maureen has worked extensively in the music industry, as a singer songwriter, vocal instructor, performer, and has hosted and performed main stage for 4 years (2004-07) at the Prince George International Folk Fest, sharing the stage with Bruce Cockburn, Janis Ian, Martyn Joseph and twice hosted festival clinics with Florida's Lee Boys and Ruthie Foster and with Amy Millan on female songwriters. 2009 Prince George's Coldsnap Festival; opening for the Lee Boys and facilitating a youth workshop on the music business and performance with Victoria's alternative band Maurice.
Early in her career Maureen also produced and hosted a musicians showcase in Prince George, providing an opportunity for local talent and new artists to have an audience. Fusing the pro/active artist with young new musicians and creating a mentor-ship on stage.
"Here We Go Again" 2010 Collaboration with Daniel Cook
"Blues in the Night" 2010
"Summertime EP" 2009
"Baby it's Cold Outside" 2005
"Fly Away Be At Rest" 2004
"Beyond the Veil" 2003