Introducing the participating artists in the RBC Emerging Artist Showcase, 2018: Kenzie Jane, Marisolle Negash, and Victoria Turko.
Kenzie Jane has developed a unique style of original music, mixing sounds of RnB, Jazz, Folk, and mouth trumpet. She is becoming a seasoned performer playing various venues and festivals such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg Pride, ManyFest and much more. This summer, Kenzie toured western and Northern Canada, playing festivals and shows in places from the Yukon to the small towns of Saskatchewan. She released her debut EP, Love Me From Scratch this past April and is excited to start working on her next project.
PS: Kenzie will be playing duo, with another lady named Courtney Devon.
Marisolle Negash is songwriter, pianist, and vocalist who is carving her very own sphere in the Canadian Prairies. After releasing her debut single ‘Spaceship’ in March 2017, she shared her visual for ‘One Time’-a song from an impromptu West Coast winter trip. Listen to her latest, ‘Fade Out‘ here.
Victoria Turko is a folk singer songwriter who loves to tell a good story in her songs. Victoria plays the piano, but you will usually find her accompanying her originals with the guitar. You can find her performing at different events around Winnipeg or you can see her here on youtube.
Emerging artists will work on their professional development with mentors Elise Roller (Manitoba Music), and Roland Deschambault. This event is an excellent opportunity for emerging artists to network with and perform for delegates from arts organizations (presenters/buyers) across the province as well as visiting music industry professionals.
“The Manitoba Showcase Emerging Artist Showcase was an extremely beneficial opportunity for The Middle Coast (formerly, Until Red). We were able to showcase a few songs in front of a captive audience in a friendly and intimate setting. We came out with multiple bookings and made a ton of contacts who we still rub shoulders with both on the artist and presenter side of things!” Dylan MacDonald
As a result from participating in the RBC Emerging Artist Program at MB Showcase 2017, Ila Barker, Mika Dawn and The Janzen Boys received 7 performance bookings between them (facilitated by MAN).