“Be the light that inspires others to Dream” - Ken Poirot
"Earthy, sensual and full of hope,"
Kristin Lindell mingles down to earth folk with shimmering jazz. Kristin Lindell is a vocalist, songwriter from the Beach area of Toronto who is about to release her third album. Her uplifting vocal style ranges from jazz to Americana and her warm stage presence is nothing short of effervescent. "She has one of the sunniest smiles I've encountered and a voice that reflects that sunny outlook." (Bob LeDrew)
Kristin's music delivers a "sweet, organic sound that is soothing and fun" (Scott Rondeau)
"Warm vocals and jazzy delivery, singing melodic folk-tinged tunes" (Kerry Doole)
She released the albums Siren and Overflowing, both gaining airplay on radio. Her third album River of Light creates a soundscape of love, community and connection. It's about the places we visit and how they light up our soul. Inspired by sojourns to Cortes Island BC, Vancouver Island, and lakes in Algonquin Park, the album centres on elements of water and fire. The album creates a soundscape of love, community and connection, To the River is dedicated to the waterwalkers, Raven is about vulnerability and listening to our soul, while Mermaid is about loving someone who is your opposite and finding a way to make it work. "I am salt and waves and tears, you are earth and fire and all the years. I am ocean, you are shore."
Kristin has played as far west as Vancouver Island and as far east as Portland Maine. She's performed at festivals, events such as Hillside, Blue Skies, Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival, Harbourfront Rhythms of the World Festival, North Vancouver Folk Festival, Making Trax Festival, hundreds of venues in Ontario, Quebec and BC, as well as a host of private events. She has shared songs for fund raisers such as Field to Table Festival, Haiti Fund Raiser and the Red Door Shelter Fund raiser.
As an Artist and Educator, Kristin has delivered empowering workshops for youth on social justice, environment, ecology, equity, racism through dance and music. She has led workshops for Choirs Ontario, Youth at Bark Lake, TDSB Creates, Learning through the Arts, the Vancouver School Board. She has also presented workshops for the N'iigani Gichigami Water Walk and the Rivers and Ravines Festival at University of Toronto.
A dynamic, passionate educator, Kristin has her OCT and her Bachelor of Education from Queen's University's Artist in Community Program. She currently teaches for Toronto District School Board and is an artist with TDSB Creates, as well as being an active songwriter and gigging performer.