Tanika Charles

Thursday June 22 @ 7:30 pm, Tartan Homes Stage, Marion Dewar Plaza


Tanika Charles - vocals
Marion James Rosenbaum - bass
Tony Nesbitt-Larking - drums
Clayton Connell - keys

A staple of the Canadian soul scene, Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and bandleader, in only a few short years. Tanika presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and honest in her vulnerabilities. Her art is inherently autobiographical. In May of 2016 Tanika released her Polaris Prize-nominated debut LP, Soul Run. The overarching sound is classic soul and heavy drums, without the need for retro crutches. Soul Run received overwhelmingly positive reviews with Now Magazine giving it an NNNN rating, and Exclaim! declaring it an 8/10. The TD Jazz Festival proudly welcomes Tanika to this year’s festival.