Help Brenda Lewis Record Her New (2015) Jazz CD!

Hello friends and fannish folks;
I am in the studio recording a NEW Jazz CD - and could use your help - Just PRE-PURCHASE my upcoming CD at this handy link below and it will go toward the expenses: . If you don't already know my voice, here (at top of this page) is a short video of my 1st live performance in New York City last fall - onstage at the renowned Kitano Jazz Club - Enjoy!

Why a pre-sale /crowdfunding campaign?
It takes a fair amount of cash to put out a CD, with costs ranging from paying musicians, sound engineer/producer and songwriters - to photography/graphic design of the packaging, right through to manufacturing the final product and promoting it. Like most musicians, I hold down a number of jobs/careers in order to pay the usual living expenses, so recording a new CD - while a necessity (for getting more work in festivals/concert series) is also a bit of a luxury ...

This new project will continue the journey (from my last CD) of well-crafted, jazzy/rootsy songs but this time moves more into my bluesier / R&B / Motown / soul side. And I'm excited about that! Again, we promise to sound true to how we are "LIVE in concert" - you deserve that :). A few more special guests will join my longtime music partner - guitar wiz Margaret Stowe ( and I.

Or make a larger donation - Should you be feeling philanthropic, you'll find all sort of "rewards" on the campaign page, as well
for various levels of donation :-)

If you prefer to pay by cash/cheque (not credit card), there is an option for that - at no extra charge. Just drop me a message and I'll tell you how that works.

And, if you don't have the funds to help out financially, I would still be ever-grateful if you would help to spread the word about this campaign by sharing this website with your own friends and contacts.

A BIG thanks - and warmest regards to all;


"Her rich full-bodied voice is an elastic instrument, especially in songs that speak to the heart. Whether choosing a jazz standard or a song by a contemporary songwriter, Lewis has impeccable taste." (ROB REID, WATERLOO RECORD)


Originally from eastern Ontario (Prescott, Brockville, Ottawa, Kingston), BRENDA LEWIS is what is known as a "natural singer". For over two decades, since moving “west” (near Toronto!) she has been singing professionally - most of those years as a jazz vocalist, performing with some of Canada's finest jazz musicians, including long-time music partners: guitarist MARGARET STOWE, guitarist and Juno Award-winning producer TONY QUARRINGTON, and, JOHN ZADRO (pianist).

In 2010, she released the CD: “JAZZLIKE, a collection of cover songs by some of her favourite musicians whose compositions fit within the jazz idiom. Four of these songs are penned by celebrated CANADIAN songwriters. Jazz guitarist extraordinaire MARGARET STOWE joins Lewis on this recording - a recording which displays the versatility of both musicians and evidences their sheer joy of performing together.

Previous to jazz, Lewis’ background was in the folk/country blues genres - in acclaimed Guelph, Ontario eclectic duo: "LEWIS & MOLESWORTH" (aka “HURT & RUN”), and, NONIE CRETE (THOMPSON), along with R&B/funk/gospel/blues. She still enjoys success performing in these genres (currently in a NEW VOCAL HARMONIES DUO with GAYLE ACKROYD!) - and their influences add diversity to her jazz standards repertoire. This versatile mix captivates both the jazz audience and her long-time folk/ R&B fans.

Lewis’ CDs have received radio airplay on the CBC, BBC and JAZZ-FM 91.1 TORONTO. Prior to her first jazz CD: “LEWIS, WILSON & SHAW: TRIO SESSIONS”, Brenda recorded three folk/roots CDs (with Lewis & Molesworth, and, with NONIE CRETE). As well, she has guested on many other artists' CDs.

She has been featured in numerous concert series and festivals including The MicMichael Art Gallery, Halton’s Jazz at the Museum, Flying Beaver Pubaret Cabaret Series (Toronto), Waterloo Jazz Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival, Merrickville's Jazz Festival, Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, Uptown Oakville Jazz Festival, Hillside Festival and Festival of Friends.

More Info

This page was created by Brenda Lewis, Versatile Vocals.

For full bio, gig sched click on "GO TO WEBSITE" link below:

Contributors' Messages

  1. LOVE YOU!

    Freida Wolden , Oct 2, 2015

  2. Congrats! Looking forward!

    Anonymous , Sep 28, 2015

  3. You are so wonderful and Best of luck to you

    Rana Abdulla , Jul 20, 2015

  4. good luck and send when done

    Brian Cyr , Jul 18, 2015

  5. All the best lovely woman!

    Dejanka , Jul 17, 2015

  6. Sending good karma to you, Brenda.

    Patrick Case , Jul 9, 2015

  7. Go Brenda!

    Anonymous , Jul 2, 2015

  8. Can't wait to get my hands and ears on the new CD!

    Norman Liota , Jun 29, 2015

  9. Can't wait to hear the album!

    Anonymous , May 27, 2015

  10. Lots of luck, Brenda! Can't wait to hear your CD!

    Anonymous , May 21, 2015

  11. I cannot wait to hear the finished product!!!

    Anonymous , Mar 27, 2015

  12. I'll scratch your back...

    Ken , Feb 15, 2015

  13. better late than never <3

    Anonymous , Dec 24, 2014

  14. Love and best wishes

    Renata , Dec 15, 2014

  15. :-)

    Robin Jones , Dec 2, 2014

  16. Mazel Tov! Can't wait for your new CD!!!

    Alisa Gayle , Oct 29, 2014

  17. The best of luck with your album!

    Patrick Case , Oct 7, 2014

  18. We Can't Wait!!!

    The Truax's , Sep 25, 2014

  19. WOOT!!!

    Wendy , Jul 10, 2014

  20. love the sound brenda love your passion

    darlene watson artist , Jul 8, 2014

  21. Congratulations on a new website and up-coming album

    clela , Mar 9, 2014

  22. Loved your last album! Good luck with crowdfunding!

    Simone , Feb 20, 2014

  23. I loved your last CD! Good luck with this one!

    Simone Tomodachi (Bennett , Sep 17, 2013

  24. Go QBC go!

    Tony PP , Sep 17, 2013

  25. Can't wait!

    Anony-mouse :-) , Aug 8, 2013

  26. Yes!!

    Merrikate aka kwp , Jul 26, 2013

  27. I'm sure it will be another great CD

    Susan + Jan , Jul 2, 2013

  28. When do I get my gift? I want them now! Wahhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Sherry B. , Jun 28, 2013

  29. So surprise me (in a good way :-) !

    Mary Hughes-Thompson , Jun 28, 2013

  30. Go Brenda Go!!

    Popehassler , Jun 27, 2013

  31. Congrats Brenda on getting it going - look forward to hearing it.

    Greg , Jun 26, 2013