Award Recipients

2021 Feme Sole Award in Music

Viviane (Cardinal) Martin

In Viviane’s life, there is music. Viviane comes from a varied and diverse musical background; her career has seen her sing everything from folk to rock, classical to funk and her love, jazz. She is continually growing and learning.

She is a Calgary based vocalist, songwriter, performing artist, recording artist, producer and clinician.

Aside from her musical accomplishments Viviane is an artist working in mixed media creating some breathtaking abstract art.

Viviane is recognized as one of Canada’s finest vocalists. Her first recording Out of a Dream received a nomination for “Best Jazz On Record” for the 1994 Alberta Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. With her 2nd release and first CD The Blue In You, she is recording with some of Canada’s finest musicians including Juno Award winner Phil Dwyer.

Viviane’s second CD of original music with husband, composer and producer Daniel Guy Martin  features Juno Award winner Hugh Fraser on trombone plus Dave Restivo on piano, Jim Vivian on bass and Owen Howard at the drums. The Calgary Herald gave this CD a review with 4 out of 4 stars!

She brings warmth, intensity, a resonant tone and fluid, idiosyncratic phrasing to her interpretations of both standards and more offbeat material.

— Festival Int’l De Jazz De Montreal

Viviane Cardinal Martin

Congratulations to our 2021 award recipient

Thank you to all who submitted your application for the 2021 Feme Sole Awards. Our team of adjudicators has selected the ‘sole’ winner for this year in music. Please visit us again in the fall to learn more about when the next application window will open.


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