Press Release: Jessica Speziale Nominated for Best Canadian Artist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2013, Toronto
Toronto singer/songwriter, Jessica Speziale, has been nominated for Best Canadian Artist by popular Canadian internet radio station, Radio Nation for the second year running for her soul-infused pop/rock.
Sultry, rich and fresh are a few words that fans, reviewers and media have used to describe this Toronto musician’s powerhouse voice. A musical force to be reckoned with, Jessica Speziale delivers her version of brand of pop/rock with the intent of Serena Ryder and the soul of Alicia Keys.
Her debut EP, Dear Reverie is a popular favourite amongst radio stations throughout Ontario and the UK. Jessica won Rock Musician of 2012 in the Radio Nation Music Awards, an award given by Centennial College-based internet radio station Radio Nation. In 2012, her song Weak in the Knees feat. Jetcoaster was number 2 on the INtune Radio Song of the Year Countdown, a countdown presented by another Canadian internet radio station.
The title track from her debut EP, Dear Reverie was placed in a webseries called Please Don’t Fire Me and an online promotional video for Toronto carsharing service Options for Cars. Also featured in the Options for Car video is Babyface off of the same release. How To Be A Man has been included on a charity compilation CD by Toronto-based One Fire Movement released in June 2013.
Since 2010, Jessica has been performing around Southern Ontario both acoustically and with her 4-piece band in venues ranging from the Windfall Eco Festival on an outdoor stage in Newmarket to the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.
For more information visit http://www.jessicaspeziale.com.
Have you voted yet today? Go to www.radionation.ca (credits: top, @brendanalbert; bottom middle @rockxposure, bottom right Annie Sakkab - you all blow my mind!! Thank you so much). @radio_nation #blessed #awards #music #bestCanadianArtist2013 #BMMAs #unreal #livingthedream
With Deirdre Mallehe at Musically Yours FM today!! Listen to our interview tomorrow at 5PM EST at www.musicallyyoursfm.ca
Days dreams are made out of. #saturday #dayoff #music #piano #guitar #uke (at Regal Heights)
Playing #pedestriansundays this past weekend in Kensington! Thanks to Dimitar Gadevski for these photos!! #toronto #photography #music (at Kensington Market)
Four of my good friend Annie Sakkab’s photos were shown in this past weekend’s Jazz in Motion Juried Photography Exhibition at The Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto!! (You may recognize the subject of a couple of them!!) (How did it go, Annie??)
Annie Sakkab is a documentary photographer who lives in Toronto. Born in Jordan, she has worked and resided in London, Rome, Dubai and Amman. Her documentary practice investigates socio-cultural issues and questions of identity, and seeks to raise awareness on experiences of exile, uprooting, and displacement among marginalized groups. An honours graduate in Fine Art and Graphic Design, Sakkab’s photographs have been exhibited in Canada as well as abroad. Her work Non-spaces (1993) is part of the collection of the National Gallery in Amman, Jordan. Her recent series, Projections - Ghosts of Dubai’s Boom (2010), was exhibited in a featured group exhibition in the 2013 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Ontario. www.anniesakkab.com
Photography by Annie Sakkab, Participant in the 2013 Jazz in Motion Juried Photography Exhibition July 27 & 28 at Kew Gardens Park, the Beaches International Jazz Festival, Toronto
YEY!!! ;) my pictures from #NXNE were accepted in the #JAZZ IN MOTION #Juried #Photography #Festival on #July 26th ;))
To know more about the #Jazz #Festival visit http://www.beachesjazz.com/