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Térez Montcalm

Térez Montcalm

Térez Montcalm (born Thérèse Montcalm in 1963) is a Canadian jazz singer and songwriter.

She sings and plays acoustic guitar, which she has played since a young age, as well as double bass. She describes herself as "a jazz singer with a very 'rock' attitude". Her influences include Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and Billie Holiday and her music has been compared to that of Edith Piaf and Janis Joplin. Her career started in 1981 During her early years as a musician, she performed as a warm-up act for Cowboy Junkies.

Her first album, Risque, was released in 1994 and sje was nominated for five ADISQ awards in 1995. The tour following the release of the album consisted of over 100 shows in Canada and around Europe. Her second album, Parle Pas Si Fort was brought out in 1997 and this was followed by an eponymous album in 2002. In 2006, she released the album Voodoo, her first sung in the English language. The album achieved a peak position of No. 43 in the French albums chart, and was on the chart for 30 weeks. Her 2009 album, Connection, fared even better in France, reaching a top position of No. 37 on 3 October 2009.