Tuesday night of Montreal’s 39th International Jazz Festival, R&B Toronto singer Jessie Reyez played the free major mid-festival show. She was introduced as the youngest artist to ever play a headline show at the festival. Along with her incredible vocals and songwriting skills, Reyes brought a sassy attitude, colourful vocabulary, and her incredible crowd interaction for a 1.5-hour set.
After peaking at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2016 with her first major single “Figures,” being nominated for best new Canadian artist at the iHeart Radio Much Music Video awards, and releasing her debut EP in 2017, Reyez won a Juno for Breakthrough Artist of the year this past March. The music video for “Figures,” her breakthrough single, has since reached over 25M views with another 40M streams on Spotify alone.
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April Yablonovitch is a Montreal-native music junkee and recent Marketing graduate from McGill University. She currently works in digital music marketing at Wavo.me. When she isn’t shooting of reviewing shows, she’s traveling the world or scoping out new artists on Spotify. For more information check her out on Instagram or Website.