Maria Manna is a vocalist/producer/actor and philanthropist.She weaves her soulful voice through Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Italian and her CD’s are sold internationally. Maria is inducted into the Music Archives of Alberta and is the recipient of the 2013 Governor General Caring Canadian Award and the Unlimited Woman of Style Award.
Maureen Washington, one of Victoria’s busiest singers, garnered accolades winning 2014 Black Canadian Awards ‘Best Jazz and Soul Artist’ & Monday Magazine ‘Best Jazz and Blues Artist’. Although her vocal style evokes memories of some of Jazz’s greats, she artfully adds her own flavour, and offers a fresh look at the classics.
April Gislason is an experienced vocalist, from powerful ballads to hard edge rock, she can sing it all. As a coach, April teaches voice and guitar. She has collaborated with David Foster, Bryan Adams and Boz Scaggs just to name a few and is the voice of thousands of jingles in North America.
Maria Manna is the creator of Ladies of Jazz, Blues and Gospel. “I wanted to bring 3 vocalists with great backgrounds to the stage to entertain audiences through their stories and song”. The combination of April’s Puerto Rico/ New York upbringing, Maureen’s African/American roots and Maria’s Italian heredity, will rock your soul with classic Soul Train and Motown Gospel!