Hailing from the mystical community of Penny, nestled in the Rocky Mountains on the banks of the Fraser River in Northern BC, Dawn Boudreau draws from this earthy upbringing in her music creation. Although educated in jazz studies, this artist cannot deny her deep-seated folk influences.
The mountains, river and railway are almost audible in her instrumental selections, utilizing mandolin, violin, flute, pedal steel, accordion and electric acoustic guitar, as well as the more traditional jazz choices, such as saxophones, upright acoustic bass and her own instrument of preference, piano.
Since 2012, Boudreau has resided in beautiful, busy Vancouver, BC, where she studied jazz at Capilano University. Studying jazz at the age of 40 was enlightening, as she realized her music was more of a combination of folk and jazz pop. She obtained her Bachelor of Music, but focussed mainly on teaching following her graduation. In 2019, she has started producing music again and is loving it!