Montreal singing sensation Nikki Yanofsky tours Canada, US and Europe


I first heard Nikki Yanofsky sing Canada's national anthem at the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I was fortunate enough to have tickets for the 2010 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and there she was again.

The 16-year-old, born in Hampstead, Quebec, is embarking on a big tour this summer that includes Canada, the US and Europe. She's off to Japan in the fall.

It's only fitting that one of her gigs is at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, where she made her stage debut in 2006. She was the youngest performer to ever headline for the festival, now in its 31st year. Here's her summer touring schedule:
June 25
Toronto Jazz Festival

June 27
Montreal International Jazz Festival

June 28
Calgary, Alberta

June 29
Edmonton International Jazz Festival

July 2
Victoria Jazz Fest International

July 3
Vancouver Jazz Festival

July 4
Winnipeg Jazz Festival

July 8
Jazz Fest Wien (Vienna)

July 9
North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam)

July 13
Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia)

July 15
Valencia Jazz Festival

July 18
Nice Jazz Festival

July 21
Festival del Sole (Napa, California)

July 24
Ottawa, Ontario

August 23
Red Sea Jazz Festival
(Israel)
Nikki Yanofsky at the 2010 Paralympic Opening Ceremony in Vancouver
Photo by Sue Frause

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