Quebec-based vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist and educator, Sienna Dahlen has released 6 albums of original music as a leader over the past 15 years. Her collaboration with guitarist, Mike Rud (Notes on Montreal-Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, 2014 JUNO Awards) is just one of the many exciting projects that she has had the pleasure of being a part of. Sienna is also a lyricist for and co-leader of several high profile Canadian jazz composers’ projects including Joel Miller’s “Dream Cassette” (East Coast Music Award 2017), Karl Jannuska’s “Streaming”, “Halfway Tree” and “Midseason” albums (Canada/France) and Christine Jensen’s “Under the Influence”, Orchestre National de Jazz, (OPUS winner 2018). Sienna’s current record entitled Ice Age Paradise includes nine of Canada’s finest jazz, indie pop and classical musicians featuring orchestral arrangements by bassist, Andrew Downing. Sienna has toured her work extensively across Canada and Europe in addition to having given several performances in Mexico and South America. Sienna’s voice can also be heard throughout the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning animated short, The Danish Poet (Torill Kove/Kevin Dean).
In addition to performing, Sienna has taught at several universities and jazz camps in Canada and has given workshops throughout the country and around the world, including thePerformance House Jazz Camp in Silkeborg, Denmark and the Konsort Music Academy in Moscow, Russia. Sienna currently teaches jazz voice and small ensembles at McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal.
Klardrøm ("lucid dream" in Norwegian) embodies an explorative sensorial experience. This experience is generated by two Montreal-based artists (DJ Marie-Hélène Brousseau (MHBee) and vocalist, Sienna Dahlen) who share different backgrounds but similar artistic influences and interests. Combining electronic and acoustic elements to produce a dream space in real time, Klardrøm takes the listener on a transformative journey; a journey that is never performed the same way twice.