Sonia Johnson is one surprising jazz vocalist and her eclectic career eloquently testifies to this as she has performed with many renowned artists from the jazz and pop scene, such as Vic Vogel, Karen Young, Ray Anderson, Diane Tell et Jean-Pierre Ferland.
As a Juno Winner for the album Le Carré de nos amours (Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2012), she has also received 2014 Juno and ADISQ nominations for the collective Triades that includes singers Annie Poulain and Charles Biddle Jr.
Her last solo album Le cœur à l’endroit, which was listed in the top 5 best albums at ICI Musique of CBC Radio, is a subtle balm for souls in search of serenity, hope and for all those who enjoy jazz softly-crooned in French.
As a talented songwriter, she has collaborated with artists such as; Laila Biali, Steven Taetz or Félix Stüssi (Les Malcommodes invitent…) and has composed children’s songs for the entertainers Kalimba, Daniel Coutu and Bill Bestiole. Recently, she was invited to sing on a jazz/rock project by Vincent Rehel called Le Capitaine Ivre and to perform a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald alongside guitarist Stephen Johnston entitled Dialogues Ella & Joe.
In the last year, we heard Sonia as a soloist and a lyricist on the album Jazz Brésilien by composer, guitarist and mandolinist Rodrigo Simoes. She has completed a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition, performed with the ONJM (Orchestra National de Jazz de Montréal) and is currently preparing a new album to be released in autumn 2019.