Tamami Maitland Trio
Tamami Maitland (she/her) is a singer-songwriter and Jazz pianist based in Vancouver, BC. In 2021, She was selected to perform with her own vocal and piano trio for the DTES (Downtown East Side) Artist Showcase in Vancouver. Her trio/duo is actively performing in the lower mainland in BC, and she is thrilled to be performing in this year’s Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival with Ian Wijesinghe on Bass and Jonathan Fairbank on drums. So far she has released 20 singles on all digital platforms and more to come this year.
Growing up in Japan, she was influenced by music by Studio Ghibli, Japanese culture, and poetry. She was a poet at age of 8, but once she discovered her love for music, she never looked back. In fact, the lyrics of her original songs are often related to nature, the seasons, and love, just like the traditional Japanese poetry. With an extensive Jazz education received from Berklee College of Music (MA, USA) and Capilano University (BC, Canada), she developed her own style of music which is interspersed across several genres of jazz, pop, R&B, and soul. The sound of her music can be described as soothing, groovy, melodic, and rich in harmony.
Tamami has a clear goal of writing and performing music. It is to encourage and help people to stay positive, especially to those who are feeling sad or facing difficulties in their lives. She believes that Imagination helps both our self healing process and developing our creative minds. For this reason, she is a big fan of many different forms of art and creation. She believes that Art exists and plays a big role in developing our brain, expressing ourselves, sending messages, and connecting with people. And that’s exactly what she wants to do with her music. Her music, videos and more information can be found on her website.