Nikki Yanofsky propels itself beyond its roots

Nikki Yanofsky se propulse au-delà de ses racines

Nikki Yanofsky is so much more than a protégé of Quincy Jones, or that this pre-teen virtuoso who has made her teeth at the Montreal jazz Festival at age 12. On Turn Down The Sound, the Montreal-based explores and surprises. This album launched Friday stands out as the effort the more funky to this day.

She has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Olympia in Paris, before having reached his majority, in addition to climbing the top of the charts Canadian 100 with its olympic anthem I Believe for the olympic Games in Vancouver. Of all the singers of his generation, Nikki Yanofsky is probably the one who predicted the greatest career.

The title Forget, the beach 4 of his most recent offering, is a testament however to the vagaries of a course in the teeth of a saw. The musician speaks directly to those who doubted her, those who have pushed the door against his nose.

But the main stakeholders have understood the message? “Definitely. This is interesting because I think the music industry is like an oxymoron. It involves two different parts of your brain”, replied the singer.

“You created something original and we will get back to you that you don’t know how to put it on the market. People have told me that I should limit myself to jazz, other pop… We don’t always know what to do with me and, in the past, I found it very frustrating.”

Rather than choosing between these two options, Nikki Yanofsky has put the cap where the managers stand don’t wait. She landed in the territory of funk and R&B, Turn Down The Sound.

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