Congratulations to Dominique Fils-Aimé for 2024 JUNO Win

Congratulations to Dominique Fils Aimé for her win at this year’s JUNO Awards. Dominique won her second JUNO award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her album Our Roots Run Deep, released via Ensoul Records.

Dominique is also a previous winner, having been awarded the 2020 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her second album, Stay Tuned!. That album would also go on to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize as well as win the Félix prize for Best Jazz Album at the 2019 ADISQ Gala.

Recorded and mixed at Opus Studios in Dolby Atmos Surround Sound by producer Jacques Roy, Our Roots Run Deep is the start of a new album trilogy for Dominique. She frames her latest installment with a loose, dreamlike narrative structure that tells a story of growth. For Dominique, nature acts as an anchor—a source of inspiration that provides her with metaphors to express the unique but interconnected journey of a human being. Throughout, Dominique provides an enveloping spaciousness in her work by creating her own musical language. The result is a sonic space where the listener can feel and dream alongside innovative melodic structures.

She says, “Thank you Ancestors, Families and Friends, thank you amazing band, thank you Jacques Roy for producing this album, and thank you Ensoul Records dream team made of beautiful caring souls. Thanks to those who listened and connected with this album. Thank you life for redirecting me towards my purpose and protecting me from my fears along the way. Thank you to every artist who has been inspiring me to always strive for more love and compassion.”

Praise for Dominique Fils-Aimé

“What she does with her voice is absolutely incredible” – NPR

“Her interpretations of the genre are eclectic and unexpected” – New Yorker

“[‘Our Roots Run Deep’ is] a potent blend of vocal jazz, R&B, and soul music with an earthy, organic, sophisticated touch.” – KEXP

“[“Our Roots Run Deep” is] a smooth yet uniquely contemporary take on [soul]” – FLOOD Magazine

“[‘Our Roots Run Deep’ is] a spacious, dream-like world” – Bandcamp Daily


About Dominique Fils-Aimé:

A rising star in vocal jazz, Dominique Fils-Aimé presents her fourth album Our Roots Run Deep released in September 2023 on Ensoul Records. Dominique Fils-Aimé is a JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter from Montreal who puts the history of African-American musical culture into the heart of her work. Her new show invites you to delve into the roots of her soul with a strong desire to connect with one’s higher self, and the intention of enveloping you in a soothing aural embrace. On stage, whether in Canada (double bill with Allison Russell, Toronto’s Koerner Hall), in Europe (opening acts for Melody Gardot, Diana Krall and Ibrahim Maalouf), Dominique Fils-Aimé’s magnetic presence on stage leads the audience on a transcendent journey.