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Sophie Milman

  1. 1. Sophie Milman<br />JAZZ ARTIST<br />
  2. 2. A Style of Her Own<br />Sophie is known for her unique sound and generation changing charm. Her way of incorporating pop into jazz has swept not only her own country but our nation as well.<br />
  3. 3. Finding Her Way<br />Sophie was born in Russia where her family suffered extreme scrutiny and hardship. When the Berlin Wall fell they had a chance to escape and took it. <br />Settling into Israel, Sophie first began finding her love for jazz. After landing an audition with a traveling children’s show the life of fame began for Sophie and there was no turning back.<br />
  4. 4. Sophie on Israel<br />“Israel has affected me greatly. Life there gave me a totally different spin on the world. Once I managed to master the language and stopped feeling like an outsider, I made some wonderful friends. The endless security problem in that part of the world makes people very close, strong and intense. A big part of my personality, values and social sensibilities were formed there.” <br />
  5. 5. Some Sophie Facts<br /><ul><li>Twenty-six years old
  6. 6. Jewish
  7. 7. Currently Resides in Canada
  8. 8. She is a student of commerce at the University of Toronto</li></li></ul><li>Albums<br />2004: Sophie Milman<br />2007: Live at The Winter Garden Theatre<br />2007: Make Someone Happy<br />2008: Live In Montreal<br />2009: Take Love Easy<br />
  9. 9. Take Love Easy…<br />“Almost all the songs deal with the ambiguity of love and life,” Sophie says. “Some are more hopeful, some are more melancholy and others deal with the gray areas - indecision, unrequited yearning, self-preservation and the aftermath of a break-up. Love is analogous to life. To me, beyond the romantic connotations, the songs reflect my understanding of the world and my relationship with myself.” – Sophie Milman<br />
  10. 10. 'Vocal Jazz Album of the Year' <br />In 2008 Sophie won the Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for Make Someone Happy.<br />
  11. 11. Her Band<br />"When a person matures, there's a style and confidence that emerges. I would not have been brave enough to do these songs when I was younger. I am able to do them now because I have surrounded myself with fantastic musicians. The band deserves a lot of credit for our sound. "<br />
  12. 12. Inspirations…<br />Mahelia Jackson<br />Ella Fitzgerald<br />Louis Armstrong <br />Oscar Peterson<br />Count Basie<br />the Platters<br />Stevie Wonder<br />George Gershwin <br />Duke Ellington<br />Ray Charles<br />American music and especially the voices and sounds of African American musicians were her favorites.<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />