Aimee-Jo Benoit & Trio Velocity is a local jazz collaboration that puts improvisation at the forefront of the audience's experience.
Aimee-Jo Benoit and Trio Velocity take tunes from the musical journey of the artist, & loosely arrange them, allowing the song to breathe & morph into the connectedness of the quartet, bringing listening to the forefront of their musical experience. Recent recipients of the CADA Individual Project Grant, Aimee-Jo Benoit & Trio Velocity are set to release their first collaboration BORJONER on June 25, 2020. Having charmed the music community in Calgary, their first and second singles have had significant radio play on CKUA, CJSW, and CBC Music's National radio program, Saturday Night Jazz with Laila Biali. This Flight Tonight (their first single) has also been featured on the award-winning Studio North's Cooking Series. They are well known and respected in the Calgary Music Community, and are sought after for their professionalism and known for their spontaneity and excellent listening skills. Prior to working with Trio Velocity (also from Calgary), Aimee-Jo Benoit has become known for her uncommon tone and penchant for Canadian Songwriters. Continuing in the jazz tradition of creating a new canon of music for the next generation to embrace, they explore songs written by Joni Mitchell, Daniel Lanois, Feist, & others. In 2020 she will be exploring compositions written by Simon Fisk as her first foray into original music.