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RENÉE YOXON AT OUR NOVEMBER VOCAL MIC NIGHT!
MEET SINGER, SONGWRITER & TEACHER RENÉE FOR AN EVENING OF INSPIRED JAZZ SINGING
WEDNESDAY NOV 13, 2019
7 to 9 pm
Festival Japan Restaurant
149 Kent St
Email Peggy for more information.
Renée Yoxon is a queer, non-binary, and disabled singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and teacher. Renée has over fifteen years of jazz experience, over ten years of vocal coaching experience, three full-length albums, and has received multiple awards and recognition. Renée received their formative jazz education during their teen years by attending JazzWorks for five consecutive summers.
From 2014 to 2018, Renée attended McGill University in the B.Mus. in Jazz Performance program. During that time they received two Schulich School of Music Scholarships, the Calder Spanier Memorial Prize, and a CALQ Professional Development Grant. They also released their third full length and their first live album, Impossible: Live at Musideum, with pianist, Chad Linsley. Renée graduated from McGill on the Dean’s Honour List and received Outstanding Achievement in Jazz Voice, as well as the Salsinger Tani Gold Medal in Music Performance.
On the heels of receiving their MA in Songwriting from the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy, Renée has recently returned to Montreal with a crop of new songs with stylistic influences ranging from Brill Building pop and golden age country to modern jazz and indie folk. Renée’s new songs are a detailed account of their struggle with chronic pain, gender identity, and learning to let themself be vulnerable in an unpredictable body and a hostile world.