London’s award-winning Jazz songstress Sonja Gustafson is a talented vocalist
with a unique style and polish. Her traditional approach reflects an appreciation for the
forerunners of vocal jazz, bringing a cool verve to classic and lesser-known standards.
Honest and soulful in her delivery and grace, Sonja Gustafson is dazzling whether
performing passionate ballads, scatting with abandon, or crooning popular covers.
Her collaborations with many of London's top jazz instrumentalists led to the
release of her self-titled debut CD in 2007, as well as a double Christmas CD entitled
“Comfort & Joy” released in December 2010. Both albums were well-received and have
received airplay on CBC radio.
Her followers are always surprised to learn that she is also an accomplished
classically trained soprano with a Master’s of Music from Western University. She is a
popular guest with symphonies, choirs and big bands alike and has been soprano soloist
at First St. Andrew’s United Church in London, ON since 1999. Sonja’s love of opera
and the theatre led her to found her own production company, Diva Lounge Productions,
which produces fully staged chamber operas and has enjoyed five highly successful
seasons to date at the London Fringe Festival.
Whether singing in an intimate jazz club or in front of a symphony, this multi-
faceted performer is an engaging songstress who connects deeply with her audience and
shares her love of song with passion.