Juno-nominated bassist, composer, bandleader and educator Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists and educators.
She was the winner of numerous National Jazz Awards including Bassist of the Year for two consective years . Her group ‘The Jodi Proznick Quartet’ was awarded the Acoustic Group of the Year and Album of the Year and the ‘Galaxie Rising Star’ of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. She was awarded the IAJE Sisters in Jazz award in as one of the best up and coming female jazz musicians
In addition to leading her own group, Jodi has performed with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians, including PJ Perry, Don Thompson, Kirk MacDonald, Brad Turner, Hugh Fraser, Oliver Gannon, Dee Daniels, Phil Dwyer and Laila Biali. She is regularly in demand to perform and record with visiting jazz artists such as Michael Buble, Byron Stripling, Michael Feinstein, David “Fathead” Newman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Thigpen, Jeff Hamilton, Peter Bernstein, Charles McPherson, Seamus Blake, George Coleman, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Lewis Nash and many others. In addition to recording her own Juno nominated CD as a leader, Jodi has been featured on over 30 recordings as a sideman.
A resident of Vancouver since, she opened for Oscar Peterson in 2004, performed as a featured soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, has recorded numerous times for CBC Radio and was the bassist featured in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games closing ceremonies and soundtrack.
Jodi holds degrees from McGill University, where she was awarded a scholarship, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University.
Jodi serves as a a highly-sought after guest adjudicator and clinician at numerous festivals, colleges, universities and conferences across Canada.