Whitehorse Artist Fawn Fritzen Joins Chronograph Roster
Whitehorse-based Fritzen has a storied cultural background. She has lived and performed all over the country, including all three of Canada’s northern territories. She embodies Canada’s diversity with her mixed cultural roots of Chinese, French, and German, singing in her three ancestral languages as well as English. Raised on folk, classical, and musical theatre, Fawn was a latecomer to jazz. The bug bit her hard, and she quickly garnered accolades, such as the Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Jazz Artists in 2014.
“I am honoured to be joining Chronograph Records, whose roster includes some of my favourite Canadian artists. I’m grateful to have the support of this respected label, and so excited for the artistic growth that will be possible with this partnership,” explains Fawn.
She has released two previous LPs, and a host of singles, including the beautiful Mandarin ballad, Green Island Serenade from Taiwan.
Pending release in Spring 2020, How to Say Sorry and Other Lessons will be Fawn Fritzen’s third full-length album. It is her first album consisting entirely of original music, most of them co-written with JUNO-winning pianist David Restivo. The songs draw on life lessons learned during a period of upheaval, combining singer-songwriter truth bombs with jazz sophistication. Listeners will be invited through a series of musical stories that explore themes of feminism, failure, redemption, and true love. A mix of live-off-the-floor and studio tracks, the music is sure to inspire conversation about conflict, consent, vulnerability, shame and connection.
Catch the premiere of her new live video for “Make a Little Noise” from the upcoming album, out now! https://youtu.be/KWQAHUXXCg4
Fawn makes her debut as a Chronograph artist at BreakOut west this week, with two official showcases:
October 2, 7:45pm: Opening Reception, MacBride Museum of Yukon History
October 5, 4:30pm: Jazz Showcase, Old Firehall