About Brodie 

    Born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, Brodie has always been a performer. Starting with dance classes at age three and slowly experimenting with all the performing arts. Brodie started playing saxophone when she was twelve years old and fell in love. Her first saxophone was a family friend's tenor saxophone, she did not know how to properly play but her hands just fell into place. It was a match made in heaven, she would not put it down. 

    Brodie attended Kelowna Secondary School and had the privilege of attending the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival all three years of high school. It was here that she met who would soon become a close family friend and someone who would help her find her way in the world of music, Christian Fabian. Through Christian, she travelled to Sitka, Alaska to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, where she would first be introduced to composing her own music. It was also here that she met Dee Daniels and Sam Burtis (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente).Through her time in high school, she had the opportunity to work in the Dreamland Big Band, a Frank Sinatra tribute band which was her introduction to playing in a big band outside of school. She also had the opportunity to attend a workshop and meet Harold Mabern in her final year of high school.

    Brodie graduated high school in 2017 and moved to Vancouver to pursue further studies in jazz performance at Capilano University. Since moving to Vancouver she has had numerous opportunities through the Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society. These opportunities include, meeting and playing with Bria Skonberg and the Arntzen family. The VDJS sponsored her to attend the Teagarden Jazz camp two years, where she met and worked with Curtis Brengle, Greg Varlotta (Disneyland), Terry Myers (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra), Eddie Metz (Count Basie Orchestra), and Bill Allread (Disneyland).

    Currently, she has been leading her own gigs as well as playing with her colleagues  around Vancouver. Some of the groups she currently participates in are The VHS Player, The Leading Ladies Little-Big Band and the Brodie Jones Quartet.

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