2:30pm - Sunday July 14th
Waterfront TD Main Stage


Free concert from 12pm - 4:30pm

Stingray Rising Star contestant! Every day during Halifax Jazz Festival, listen to music by the shortlisted contestants on the Waterfront Stage. Through a two tiered process of peer assessment and online voting, one individual will receive a $3,000 prize to jumpstart their career. Online voting takes place at until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14th. The winner will be announced later that evening at the Waterfront Stage.


“Her bracing vocals, her smooth presence and her intricate production work belie her young age.” Andrew Patterson, OBEY Convention Festival, Halifax, 2019.     

This 18 year old award winning quadruple threat (writer, producer, arranger, vocalist) from Halifax, Nova Scotia is impacting the East Coast music scene while still in high school!  Zamani made her first foray into performing in 2014, at a benefit concert organized by the son of local jazz legend Bucky Adams. Following that, in 2015, she received praise from the late Sharon Jones after the veteran vocalist caught her set at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Described as refreshing and satiny-soulful,  Zamani skillfully delivers up a unique brand of R&B, Soul, Urban Jazz and Pop. Hailing from a musical family,  her mother an award-winning African Nova Scotian folk music songwriter and her father an award-winning smooth jazz guitarist,  Zamani’s unique musical style reflects a variety of eclectic musical exposures. Folding inspiration from divas past and present such as India Arie, Erykah Badu, Nina Simone, Natalie Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, Zamani has found a voice all her own.  In 2018 she was named co-recipient of the ANSMA Portia White Youth Music Award. That same year, Montreal-based jazz vocalist Jeri Brown named Zamani a recipient of the Jongleur Youth Arts Performance Award. In 2019 she won the ANSMA Emerging Artist of the Year Award and recently capturing a principle role in the premiere of Viola Desmond  - The Musical.  Now established as one of Nova Scotia’s most promising emerging artist.  Her local performance credits have stacked-up and her international debut is in full swing. Zamani recently performed at the much praised New Skool Rules Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and is opening for R&B  veterans Maya and former Jodeci vocalist Genuine at the St. Lucia Roots and Soul Festival. With three singles released to Soundcloud, a music video (YouTube “Switchin Lanes”) an R&B recording project and video set for release in 2019,  Zamani is poised to make her musical mark.

Important information regarding Minor's attending the Waterfront Stage:
This show is 19+ / Minors will permitted if accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian and the appropriate documentation provided. For more information click here.