Email: turoneplattmusic@gmail.com
Tel: (647) 272-5909
Websites: angelaturone.com | chrisplattmusic.ca

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Biography


The Angela Turone and Chris Platt Duo is a unique Brazilian bossa nova duo that explores the diverse and beautiful music of Brazil. Angela and Chris met in their hometown, Toronto, in 2014 while completing their studies in the jazz performance program at the University of Toronto. There, they discovered a common love and appreciation for Brazilian music and formed the Angela Turone & Chris Platt Duo.

With Angela on vocals and piano and Chris on nylon string guitar, the Duo performs creative interpretations of bossa nova and samba favourites written by Brazil's most cherished composers and lyricists.

The Duo performed in the 2017 and 2018 TD Toronto Jazz Festival and were also featured in the Niagara region's 2017 Twilight Jazz Series. They also perform regularly throughout Toronto at venues including The Home Smith Bar in the Old Mill Toronto and Mezzetta. Each spring, they perform an annual, month-long residency at the Rex Jazz & Blues Bar.

Angela and Chris often collaborate with some of Canada's top musicians, including Chase Sanborn, Pat Collins, Robin Claxton and Hélio Cunha.

Notable Performances


TD Toronto Jazz Festival (2017 & 2018)
TD Toronto Jazz Festival 'Generations of Jazz' Concert (2017)
Twilight Jazz Series (2017)
Residency at the Rex Jazz & Blues Bar (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 upcoming)
Prince Edward County Jazz Festival (Turone: 2013, 2014, 2017 | Platt: 2015 & 2017)

 

Awards


Angela Turone

FACTOR Demo Program Grant (2015)

FM91 Mary Alice Stuart Scholarship (2014)

University of Toronto Jazz Program Composition Contest (2014)

University of Toronto Jazz Arranging Prize (2013)

Richard Iorweth Thorman Jazz Scholarship, University of Toronto (2013)

Chris Platt

Nominated for the Julian Award of Excellence (2019)

 

Discography


Angela Turone

  • Drift to You (2016) by Angela Turone.
    Vocalist, pianist, composer (Inside Your Hand, Changes, Will Your Arms Be There)

Additional Recordings

  • Reflections (2013)
    by the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra & Mike Murley.

    Vocalist on Minas Mist (Murley)

Chris Platt

  • Sky Glow (2017) Chris Platt Trio
  • Sweet Ruby Suite (2016) (feat. Norma Winstone and Dave Liebmen), University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra
    • Featured soloist and accompanist
  • The Bitter Suite Marie Goudy 12tet (2018)
    • Featured soloist and accompanist

Reviews


As a minimalist fan, I am enamoured of the Brazilian-inspired duo of vocalist Angela Turone and guitarist Chris Platt. Angela's singing (in English and Portuguese) is ideally suited to the idiom—understated and fragile—while Chris provides the perfect rhythmic and harmonic counterpart. They are only two, yet nothing is missing. It's rare to hear young musicians who are so in touch with subtlety; I'm heartened by the fact!

Chase Sanborn
Jazz Lecturer, University of Toronto Yamaha Artist

"…his sound is warm and expressive, and synthesizes some of the most pleasant qualities of electric and acoustic guitar playing.

Colin Story
The Whole Note
Review of Chris Platt's debut album Skyglow

Angela Turone, whose singing on Murley's impressionistic "Minas Mist" should grant her an instant PhD

Peter Goddard
The Toronto Star
review of Mike Murley and the UTJO's album Reflections

The Wheeler influence is most noticeable on [Minas] Mist, where Angela Turone's attractive voice intones the beauties and wonders of the sea-bound coast.

John Tapscott
amazon.com
review of Mike Murley and the UTJO's album Reflections

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