Like many jazz/R&B artists, this Toronto-based powerhouse cut her teeth on the church pews. Melding soul, R&B, gospel and jazz, Queen Pepper has graced many stages, including ours. She has sung with the Toronto Mass Choir, backed by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and opened for Canadian icons Holly Cole, David Clayton Thomas, Lou Pomanti and John Finley. Queen Pepper recorded a duo album with JUNO winner Adrean Farrugia and in 2019 released her debut album – True Stories, Vol. 1.