Heitha Forsyth – Voice

Specializes In:

Voice

Biography

Heitha Forsyth is a gifted vocalist who is a favourite of Winnipeg audiences. She performs many styles of music including jazz, world, r&b, soul, funk, rock and country. She has numerous notable performances with Winnipeg groups including Steve Kirby’s Oceanic Jazz Orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra, the Ron Paley Big Band, Rocki Rolletti, The Retro Rhythm Review, The Solutions and her alias: up-and-coming country sensation “Sol James”. She has been a late-night headliner for the past five International Jazz Winnipeg Festivals as well as opening for Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra in 2008. A natural communicator in all styles, Heitha brings warmth and wit to the stage, enticing audiences with repertoire that’s both familiar and fresh.

I can hear you reaching for the special raw place that makes music come from the soul…”  – Houston Person 2007

Education/Training

Bachelor of Music – Performance, University of Manitoba (2008)

Career Highights

Heitha has numerous performance highlights, her most recent:

Headliner – New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Forks, Winnipeg MB

Headliner – Manitoba Country Music Association Showcase as “Sol James”, Winnipeg, MB

Headliner – Barge Festival at The Forks as “Sol James”, Winnipeg, MB

Headliner – Canada Day Celebrations at the Forks as “Sol James”, Winnipeg, MB

Headliner – TD International Winnipeg Jazz Festival late night series as “Sol James”, Winnipeg, MB

Featured Vocalist – NHL Jets announcement at the Forks, Winnipeg, MB

Website

www.heidjazz.com

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