Heather Blush is a Canadian jazz singer, her sound is jazzy-pop with a dash of swing and a dollop of soul. She often performs under the name Heather Blush and the Uppercuts with Steve Hazlett on drums and Dale Ulan on upright bass; a sassy, sultry and just plain fun trio of rogue troubadours performing original songs designed to knock your socks off! Heather’s first solo album, titled First Blush, was released in 2005 with producer Dan Donahue in Winnipeg. In 2008, the trio released Vice, a collection of twelve songs focusing in on various vices, including the usual suspects (alcohol, bad relationships) and some surprises (music, travel). Only a year later, Versa was released as a follow-up album, exploring the lighter side of life as an antithesis to Vice. Both albums were well-received across Canada on CBC Radio, as well as university and independent stations. The ensemble’s sound can be described as somewhere between the adult alternative styles of Sarah Slean and Sarah Harmer, and Ella/Louis-style vocal jazz and blues. Heather’s voice was described as a combination of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones by the Calgary Sun. Heather has a degree in music from Brandon, MB and a degree in music therapy from Florida State University, and on top of working several years as a musical therapist, touring Canada with the Uppercuts, and playing many festivals and releasing two albums in her and Steve’s children’s duo, Rattle and Strum, Heather has earned a prestigious Parents’ Choice Gold Award (US) and been nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards and a Canadian Folk Music Award.