Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Lydia Persaud combines the rich sounds of Soul, Jazz and R&B. Drawing influences from such artists as Stevie Wonder, Gretchen Parlato and Jill Scott to name a few. Lydia’s voice is describes as having, “a fabulous rich tone, wonderful soul inflections and a passionate stage presence” (Duke Ellington Society). Winner of the Oscar Peterson Award in 2013, Lydia accepted the award as the first female recipient from Humber College. Lydia’s debut EP “Lost and Found” featuring guest artist Rich Brown, has received Toronto support from JazzFM.91 as featured on her Jazzology in 2013.
As Lydia continues to pursue her career in music, she performs frequently with The Lydia Persaud Group, showcasing original compositions with her fantastic quartet comprised of Toronto's Chris Pruden, Julian Anderson Bowes and Eric West. You can find them playing throughout Toronto (Poetry Jazz Cafe, Emmet Ray, Jazz Bistro) or in Waterloo at the intimate Jazz Room. You can also find Lydia singing beautiful harmonies with The O'Pears (female folk trio) or getting' funky with The Soul Motivators (9 piece funk group)!
"Mature, sophisticated and authoritative presence.”
-Canadian Musician, Rik Emmett
“Beautifully soothing music”
-CBC Engineer, Peter Cooke
“A voice the public loves.”
-American Soul Artist, Lee Fields“