Haunting and sophisticated, Vancouver native Alicia Hansen’s “ethereal voice and classically informed arrangements come together in experimental pop that’s both listenable and challenging” (Now Magazine).
A singer-songwriter with a richly diverse background of classical and jazz training, Hansen has been honing her keyboard and vocal skills for over thirty years. As a teenager, she earned Royal Conservatory diplomas in both piano and voice, later completed a degree in jazz piano and mentored under the late Bob Murphy, known as “one of Canada’s best jazz pianists” (Globe & Mail). She has toured internationally with a professional choir, composed music for theatre, film, and multi-disciplinary work, including the Western Front’s “Music for a New Wilderness,” and a commissioned vibraphone solo for acclaimed percussionist Sal Ferreras. She has performed in the Halifax and Vancouver International Jazz Festivals, played with many of Canada’s top-tier musicians, including her Juno-award-winning drummer Ben Brown, and opened for the Grammy-award-winning jazz pianist Hiromi at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. She has professionally recorded four full-length albums of original material, the newest of which was produced by Juno-award and Polaris-prize-winning producer Jesse Zubot (upcoming, Spring 2018).
“Complex and ambitious, searching for different ways of seeing and hearing… This is excitingly individual work— Hansen’s artistic voice is accessible but unique, and musically challenging.” -Foxy Digitalis