Sounds Like: Joni Mitchell, jane siberry, Soundgarden, Tom Waits, Feist
Tena Palmer‘s concerts bring audiences to laughter, tears, dancing, clapping-along, and occasionally disrobing.
Raised in a musical family: jazz on dad’s side and folk on mum’s, she earned a diploma in jazz on baritone sax and flute and a B. Mus. in voice at St. Francis Xavier U. – while stealing...See Full Bio
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“Jazz Festival Highlights - Best of the Fest Toronto-based singer, Tena Palmer, first known for her work in the ground-breaking quartet, Chelsea Bridge a decade ago, is a fearless vocalist who seems to put her life on the line on every tune. That raw intensity was on display through two brilliant sets on the Alcan stage. Palmer led a trio with John Geggie and Dan Artuso on guitar and pedal steel as they performed alt-country and jazz-flavoured bluegrass from her CD North Atlantic Drift. The spare instrumentation showed-off her powerhouse voice and improvisational skills. ...Since winning the festival’s Grand Prix award with Chelsea Bridge in 1993, Palmer has clearly gained a lot of experience after several years performing in Iceland and Holland . She’s got the voice, but she’s also got the storyteller’s gift.”