Kori Wray is one of the giants of Soul music, and indeed a Canadian Popstar as a whole. More than any other performer, she has epitomized soul at it's most charged.
Kori began entertaining at local talent shows at an early age. She was performing at "Canadian Talent and Models Search" competition when she was spotted and picked for call backs from nine different recording companies. An A&R Rep from Nashville TN, Jim Purdy arranged for Kori to come down to Nashville to record her first CD "What The Year Has Done".
Currently Kori has been a recipient of a Rawlco Grant and is taking this opportunity to write originals and is producing her next album. Kori has traveled all over the world performing and has recently added the legendary Yardbird Suite to her list of accomplishments. You can catch her every summer during Festival Seasons, as she is multi faceted and can cross over many genres and eras of music.
In a very short time Kori has built an impressive list of achievements;
Kori has competed & won almost every singing competition she has entered. Competitions such as CFR, Northlands, Canadian Idol , Popstars.
In a couple of competitions she stood out so much that the Media had pulled her out of the lineups to do Editorials & Television Interviews.
Kori has also had the opportunity to open up for Ice- T, Young Mc, Patricia Conroy, Tamia., The Osmond Boys, & Trooper.
She has had the privilege to be invited up on stage during concert settings by Lee Arron, Trooper, Jeanette Brantley, Boys II Men & Alfie Zapacosta, and Michael Buble.
Kori has been asked to represent the Kidney Foundation of Canada as a spokesperson, and also volunteers her time to other causes such as Breast Cancer Research.
Dino Dominelli is the essence of Canadian music, infusing his music with diverse genres and cultural influences. Educated at Humber College, Dominelli expanded his mastery through collaboration with renounced Canadian icons, ranging from Alfie Zappacosta to Don Thompson.Performing throughout Asia and America, Dominelli experienced the collective human condition through diverse cultures, and this perception saturates his artistic voice. The breadth and diversity of his music expression made him a staple of the jazz scene throughout Canada.His range of talent is evident in the release of his debut CD, "Faith in You". As executive producer, Dino Dominelli gathered together eighteen internationally renowned musicians to create his musical memoir. Canadian vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa, originally from Sweden, lends her voice to two arrangements. Legendary guitarists Roberto Zayas, originally from Argentina, and Jack Semple contribute their considerable skills. Semple also provides vocals for the Ray Charles tribute, "Roll With My Baby". However, beyond the extraordinary artistic participation, the most notable aspect of "Faith in You" lies in Dominelli's unique compositions and arrangements.Dino Dominelli smoothly filters pop, blues, gospel and Brazilian genres through a jazz perspective. Rather than creating conflict, his skills have provided complex and original sound. Choosing to cover several modern classics, his arrangements remain loyal to the original artistic flavor, and yet, provide a fresh voice for the familiar. Revealing his versatility, Dominelli's three original compositions enhance the originality of the album while remaining honest to the cohesive essence of the collection.
Testimonial: Sandro Dominelli
I truly look forward to working with Kori, as throughout her career she has developed the reputation of being a highly professional and outstanding creative musician. Her drive and passion is unmatched, and through her collaboration with Jamie Sparks, she has absolutely ensured success.
Testimonial: Shannon Tyler, News Anchor
" It has been said that Kori Wray is one of Canadian's Powerhouses. With her strong stage presence, she captivates an audiences attention from the moment she sets foot on stage!