Ottawa Jazz Festival: Feist
From the Promoter
Despite having a massive hit with her song “1234” and The Reminder, the 2007 album that contained it, Leslie Feist has been anything but a conventional pop star since then. She has performed onstage obscured by a scrim, dabbled in acting and—most significantly—released only one solo album, Metals, in the past decade. This year, though, the Nova Scotia native is returning to the public eye with a new full-length recording, contributions to a new Broken Social Scene album and several high-profile festival performances. Along with her Broken Social Scene bandmates, Feist defined Canadian indie music in the early part of this century, mixing elements of electronica, folk and rock, and finding new ways of interpreting older music by artists like Nina Simone. A musician since the age of 15, Feist has moved through numerous forms of expression, and her return to active performing is highly anticipated.