Madeline Forster

Madeline Forster

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Madeline's 6-song CD recorded in mid 2007 quickly caught the attention of a broad audience, and she has rapidly become one of the most sought after performers in the Rochester, NY area. Her warm, effortless and approachable sound is drawing listeners young and old to the “Songbook” era of great, classic jazz. Mark Bialczak, music critic for the Syracuse Post Standard states " Madeline Forster should be considered as a key member in the fresh new vanguard of classic jazz vocalists".

Madeline has studied voice in Rochester at the Eastman School of Music, and in Toronto at York University. She has been heard in Toronto at various clubs including Ten Feet Tall, Dominion on Queen, The Arts and Letters Club, and Amis du Jazz in Sonya, Ontario as well as several performances at The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, one of Canada's premier jazz clubs. In June, 2009 she was a featured performer at the Willowbank Jazz Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and also sat in with the great vibraphonist Peter Appleyard. In Rochester she has been a featured performer at various events and festivals including the Lilac Festival, Fairport Canal Days, Canandaigua Music & Arts Festival, and at the Rochester International Jazz Festival with the Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra. She appears regularly at Rochester’s finest clubs including Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, Bistro 135, The Little Theatre Cafe, Brio, Pane Vino, and the Triphammer Grill. Madeline has been a featured performer on 13WHAM TV’s morning show (ABC), FM 98.9 Breakfast Buzz, WHAM1180 radio, and has had several of her songs featured on Jazz 90.1 WGMC in Rochester and Jazz FM91 in Toronto. Beside performing with her quartet, she can also be heard with the Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra, one of Rochester's distinguished big bands.