Mandy Morris is equal parts vocalist, educator and coffee. She is an artist and entrepreneur who works to connect children and their families with music.
Music with Mandy has been the focus of Mandy’s artistic endeavours since August 2017. Best described as Fred Penner meets Ella Fitzgerald, her high energy stage presence and unique interpretation of jazz standards have won the hearts of all who have come to her shows. Her debut album, "On the Sunny Side of the Street" earned her a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year at the YYC Music Awards. She has toured throughout Western Canada with highlight performances in Fernie Culture Days, Hay Day Festival, JazzYYC and at the National Music Centre. Since COVID-19 has brought Mandy's touring to a halt, she has been finding ways to connect with her fans through live streams. She was featured in the NAC's #CanadaPerforms series and Alberta Spotlight presented by Alberta Music, Stagehand and CKUA.
When she is not performing, Mandy works as an educator in her private studio, at the Calgary Stampede’s Young Canadians School and at Chinook School of Music. She teaches her students the skills they need to be confident, healthy vocalists.
Mandy is passionate about nurturing an inclusive arts community in Calgary, Alberta, where she currently resides. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Create Kids Arts Society which presents an annual Children's Art Festival called Create. She also sits on the board of JazzYYC where she is the head of the volunteer committee.