Mindful Audacity is a jazz-fusion band based in Toronto, ON with strong roots in gospel, jazz and R&B. The band first started performing together when they were in their teens.
The group would spend hours gathering at their home performance space, or their community church, to pursue the direction and compositions that would frame the future sound of the group. Through this process they discovered that their instruments become a common language when performing together.
The group’s influences come from a broad range of artists, styles and genres.
Some of these include; Chick Corea Elektric Band, Jamiroquai, Incognito and the Yellow Jackets.
Over time the band has melded together to compose pieces that are both thought provoking and enticing. Audiences find themselves entranced by the powerful, smooth sounds created by Alysha (vocals), Travis (drums), Natoya (bass) and Nathan (keyboards).
The name 'Mindful Audacity' is a representation of the group’s identity and speaks to their inherent characters of being both thoughtful and at the same time daring.
Over the last year the group has created their debut EP, which is to be released in November of 2017. This collection of original compositions tells a story of pain and courage reflective of the group’s identities and influences.