Five Minutes With: Calgary Jazz Artist Mandy Morris

Best described as Fred Penner meets Ella Fitzgerald, Music with Mandy is led by Mandy Morris, a jazz vocalist and educator with over a decade of experience working with and performing for children.

Music with Mandy wants kids to embrace – and bop to – messages of self-love and inclusion with music from its WCMA and YYC Music Award-nominated record, “From My Head to My Toes”. A distillation of kindness-based teaching and launchpad for jazz appreciation, Music with Mandy encourages young audience members to practice respect and empathy with one another through easy-on-the-ears jazz tunes.

Music with Mandy has toured throughout Western Canada with highlight performances in Fernie Culture Days, Hay Day Festival, Create Kids Fest and at the National Music Centre. Although COVID-19 has slowed down Mandy’s tour schedule, she has stayed connected with her audience through online and outdoor performances for ArtsXpedition, Calgary Pride, Chinook Blast, National Arts Centre and Alberta Music.

Mandy Morris


Music with Mandy (Mandy Morris)


Jazz for Kids



# of Albums:

2, with the third coming in 2024

Latest Album:

From My Head to My Toes

Latest Single:

Sugar Rush

Latest Video: 

Favourite musician growing up:

Ani Difranco

Favourite musician now:

Joni Mitchell

Guilty pleasure song:

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Live show ritual:

I get pretty nervous so I usually take time to do a long and gentle vocal warm-up, then I do about 5 minutes of jumping jacks before I go on stage!

Favourite local musician:

Heather Blush

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

I am a night owl who is currently pretending to be an early bird.

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you?



Rapid Fire Local Questions:

Favourite local restaurant:

Mikey’s Taco Shop

Favourite street in your city:

9th Ave SE because it is home to great music venues (the Music Mile!) and has great food and some of my favourite shops.

Favourite park in your city:

Bowness because there is something to do there in every season!

Favourite music venue in your city:

Ironwood because it’s got great food, a good vibe and is all ages.

Favourite music store in your city:

Berkley at Long and McQuade always helps me find what I need. He’s a gem and the store is gigantic.