Fawn Fritzen is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and vaudevillian living in Whitehorse, Yukon. Known for her powerful belt and simmering torch songs, she turns to her softer side in her debut album, singing songs of love, loss, and even lust.
When the time came to choose a university program, Fawn knew she would not pick music. Good female voices were a dime a dozen, and the music industry is a cutthroat arena.
It was years before she realized that her voice was not just another nice voice.
Although she developed her powerful belting voice in amateur theatre productions while studying Commerce in Ottawa, it wasn’t until she moved to Whitehorse almost a decade later that she started her professional career as a singer. She joined Whitehorse’s Big Band as pianist in 2007, and her growing love of jazz quickly drove her to find venues to sing in. It didn’t take long for people to sit up and take notice the new singer, and she soon had a busy music schedule as a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and arranger. In 2012, she had the singular opportunity to add “vaudevillian” to her professional resume when she joined the cast of the Frantic Follies, a 44-year-old vaudeville show, as the leading lady.