OLG First Plays - Aphrose

Track: Bobby Daba
Learn more: aphrose.com

About the track
"This track is my most recent release and is a taste of what is in store for the full length album that is due out in 2022. There’s a fusion of r&b, soul, and jazz that informs my sound and it is one that I am further exploring in the works yet to be released."

About the artist
Aphrose is an independent soul artist from Toronto, Canada. Raised in the culturally diverse neighbourhoods of Scarborough, Aphrose’s musical tastes were shaped by all the various genres present in her Trinidadian household.

Aphrose has a reputation in Toronto for her powerful and soaring R&B vocal stylings fronting and supporting the many bands and artists she performs with. She has had the honour of working with and learning from industry heavyweights such as Daniel Caesar, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Jessie Reyez, & JP Saxe, to name a few.

Her latest accomplishment found her singing to sold out crowds as the tour opener for Canadian power couple Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) and Chantal Kreviazuk’s new collaborative project Moon vs Sun, as well as lending her voice to a nationally aired Raptors ad that ran from the playoffs til championships.

Aphrose’s highly anticipated debut album, Element, came out in November of 2019. She is currently working on new music due out in 2022.


The OLG First Plays at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival seeks to showcase music by Ontario-based artists, regardless of age or career stage, who have not previously performed as a leader on an official TD Toronto Jazz Festival stage. Whether you're playing jazz, blues, funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop or more, we want to hear what's making you proud! For more information and the online submission form, click here.