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It all started when...

Aimee-Jo Benoit had her first taste of music in the church choir, where she developed a love for the unity of voices and the power of sound. From there, her love grew to include preforming in musical theatre. During her undergraduate studies at Mount Royal College, she was introduced to Jazz by a friend who was in the Jazz Studies program. She quickly became enamoured with the innate melancholia of the genre and found herself finally at home listening to John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Blossom Dearie and more. Her wide range of education and experience runs from her training in vocal jazz at Mount Royal Conservatory with Viviane Martin and also with Cheryl Fisher at DeWaal Music Studios, all the way to the orchestral-pop sentiments of musical collective Woodpigeon, and offshoot doo-wop experimental group, The Pigeonettes.  She preforms around Calgary frequently with Stephen Fletcher and Jon May (Sinistrio) and Simon Fisk. Currently Aimee-Jo is compiling a new songbook, reworking Canadian artists such as Feist, Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell as well as diamond in the rough songwriters like Michael Feuerstack, John K Sampson and more.  Although Aimee-Jo enjoys preforming on her own, she is happiest when collaborating with other voices and musicians