Mandy Morris is equal parts vocalist, educator and coffee. She is an artist and entrepreneur who is a prominent name in the children's entertainment scene in Alberta.
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 own private studio and with the Calgary Stampede’s Young Canadians and at Chinook School of Music. She teaches her students the skills they need to be confident, healthy vocalists.
Although Mandy is not a born Calgarian, she has made Calgary her home. She invests her time in her community and is committed to building cultural awareness for all generations. In 2019, she founded Create Kids Arts Society, a new children’s festival to serve Calgary. The first year featured three days of performances featuring over 50 artists with the help of over 30 volunteers in May 2019. In June 2020 she led the team in presenting a one day online festival featuring Alberta based talent. Mandy is a thoughtful, kind and hard-working member of the arts community in Calgary who is dedicated to providing fun and educational musical experiences to kids and their families.