Maria Ho • Recording Artist, Vocalist & Performer

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Maria has released her third album As Time Goes By (2018)with special guests Campbell Ryga, Seamus Blake, Torben Oxbol, Phil Dwyer and Lionel Young.

With breathtaking arrangements by Torben Oxbol, this beautiful and romantic album consists of timeless gems and enduring classics by Johnny Mandel, Michel Legrand, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Mercer and Burt Bacharach.

The album is custom designed, with liner notes, photographs and WAV quality music tracks. Upon request, the artist will sign your album.

The release of As Time Goes By coincided with the invitation to perform at the Five Points Jazz Festival in Denver. In May 2018, she was interviewed by Rodney Franks at KUVO in Denver to talk about her new album and her performance at the festival. Following a rehearsal at the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio, she gave a live performance with her quintet on The Main Stage of The Five Points Jazz Festival with special guest Richie Cole, along with Jeff Jenkins, Paul Romaine and Bijoux Barbosa.

On her last 3 albums, she has recorded with top Canadian and international musicians. Maria has also written a number of original compositions, and has completed a recording project with Fred Stride, orchestra conductor and music director at UBC.

Maria’s début album Where or When (2012) is receiving radio airplay in New York, Denmark, Italy, Denver, California, and CBC across Canada.

Maria’s second album Smile (2015) features another collection of beautiful songs with full and lush arrangements by Torben Oxbol, a graduate of The Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. The second album features the arrangements of Phil Dwyer, a JUNO award-winning saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, and Member of the Order of Canada.

Ian McDougall, featured on “You And The Night And The Music,” is a JUNO award-winning trombonist, composer, arranger, best known for his work with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass, where he was the lead trombonist for 20 years.