JUNO-nominated artist, Tara Kannangara is meshing Pop, Electronic/Synth music, Jazz, and Musical Theatre, into a singular voice that is captivating audiences all over North America.
Growing up in Chilliwack, BC, she studied classical piano and voice from an early age. She then serendipitously picked up the trumpet in high school at first focusing on classical before moving into Jazz and other genres. Tara studied at the University of Victoria for classical trumpet and vocals but later moved to Toronto to pursue music at the University of Toronto where she came into her own as a performer and songwriter. Tara has melded everything she’s learned into genre-bending music that will make you cry, dance, smile and feel everything in between.
Tara continues to tour nationally and internationally with her own project. She has also worked with artists such as The Tenors, Lido Pimienta, Elizabeth Shepherd, Larnell Lewis, Vijay Iyer and many more.
She has been awarded the prestigious Sting Ray Rising Star award at the 2016 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.