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For nearly 30 years, Katie Sly has worked as a session, touring and performing musician. She was formally trained in music at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and then she obtained a Masters in Music from the University of Victoria in 2019. She was artist-in-resident at Lobe Studio in 2021, and at MONOM in Berlin in the spring of 2023, where she developed two 4DSOUND spatial sound composition. Her next solo album, Forgotten Memoirs, will be released in the fall of 2024. She has received BC Arts Council and Creative BC grants in recognition of her work and continues to tour internationally with her afro-soul group, Serengeti, as well as a solo artist, and for other artists such as Rumour Mill, Sade Awele and Anna Katarina.

“Kaitie is a very fine bass player.”

​Michael Mennell, Bass Instructor, Musicians Institute

"Great voice dynamic and ambient."

Angelo Dodaro, VP, Zedd Records 

“Ms. Sly performs at a high level of musicianship..”

​Chuck Silverman

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