Sienna Dahlen

Sienna Dahlen is one of Canada’s most versatile and original singer-composer-multi-instrumentalists. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada where she works as a freelance musician and educator.  Her music spans folk, jazz and experimental styles and can be heard regularly on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.  Sienna is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto where she completed her studies in 2008 with a Master of Jazz Performance degree.  She has been granted many awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council, as well as the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils to help produce and diffuse her work. Over the past ten years, Sienna has had the pleasure of touring her music extensively across North America and Europe.  In addition, she participated in a three-week creation residency in Patagonia, Argentina in March of 2011 and had the opportunity to present her work in Buenos Aires alongside visual artist, Nadine Bariteau. Sienna plays and records with several high profile groups including The Karl Jannuska Septet (FR) and her own Sienna Dahlen Quartet (FR/CA).  In the recent past she has also released collaborative albums with the Danish-based pianist, Mads Baerentzen and the Lebanese Paris-based pianist, Wassim Soubra. Sienna’s voice can be heard throughout the soundtrack for the 2007 Academy-Award winning animated film, “The Danish Poet” (Torill Kove/Kevin Dean).