queen pepper

sunday, september 15 @ 3:20 pm

Like many other great jazz/R&B artists, this Toronto-based powerhouse cut her teeth on the church pews. Queen Pepper has a commanding presence and pours her heart out with every note. Melding Soul, R&B, and gospel with her foundation and education in jazz. Queen Pepper has graced many festival stages, including the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, TD Beaches Festival, Jazz on the Mountain, TD Markham Jazz Festival, and others. She has also sung with the Toronto Mass Choir, accompanied by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Queen Pepper has opened for Canadian icons Holly Cole, David Clayton Thomas, Lou Pomanti and John Finley. While still in school studying jazz, Queen Pepper recorded a duo album with Juno nominated Adrean Farrugia. Since then, she has recorded original jazz featuring Lorne Lofsky, Vito Rezza, Eric Boucher, and Keiran Overs, and a full length album called “True Stories Vol. 1”.  Her Music has been played on radio stations around the globe, including Toronto’s own Jazz FM, and CBC.

Queen Pepper is a weekly feature at one of Toronto’s premier jazz rooms, the Reservoir Lounge, downtown Toronto, one of the last clubs of its kind. Her voice is also a familiar household sound, voice overs and earworm jingles that often get stuck in people’s heads! 

Queen Pepper released her debut album of original music, in the fall of 2019. The album, “True Stories, Vol. 1” features world class musicians. Queen Pepper is constantly writing and creating. She feels a calling to bring joy into the world, and make it a better place with her art and music.