Bela Strings talks to Halifax Jazz artist Zoe Leger

On this week’s edition of the blog, we talk to Halifax Jazz artist Zoe Leger. Zoe is an accomplished singer, composer, and pianist who released her debut album last year: The Girl from Yesterday (I love, love, love that name). It’s an album of original compositions that draw on Zoe’s influences: from Joni Mitchell to Ella Fitzgerald to Zoe’s background in choral music. The album was one of my favorite releases from last year and I was not at all surprised when it was nominated for the 2017 ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year. To listen to Zoe’s music, visit her website:

Q. When you got married, what song did you choose to walk down the aisle to?

A. I walked down the aisle to the song 'Bloom' by the folk band, Paper Kites.

Q. What made you choose that song?

A. As soon as we heard it we knew it would be a perfect fit because of it's happy vibes and sweet, romantic lyrics. We are also lucky to have some talented musical friends who performed it live for us which made the moment even more magical!

Check out Bloom by The Paper Kites here:


If you’d like to catch Zoe live, she’ll be at Le Bistro by Liz on January 19th and 20th:


Bela Strings Blog Launch!

Hey there!

Thanks for stopping by:)

My name is Anna Wedlock and I’m the creator of The Bela String Quartet. Here’s the down low on me: I’m a classically trained violinist who loves music of all types, there is nothing that brings me more joy than playing music for people, and I wake up most days feeling pretty lucky that I get to do that!

Bela Strings is launching a blog where we interview some of our favorite people about the songs that have been most meaningful to them in their life. So I thought it was only fair that I share an answer or two as well:)

Q. What song is currently the soundtrack to your life?

A. Walking after Midnight, by Patsy Cline

Q. Why?

A. There’s nothing I love more than a strong woman saying what’s on her mind, and Patsy Cline is, unarguably, that. Whenever I listen to Patsy, I can’t help but remember that she died at such a young age- it keeps things in perspective for me, I suppose. Also, the woman was a fabulous dresser who was not at all afraid of wearing fringe- #lifegoals.

Stay tuned for more interviews with some of our favorite people about the music that has been most meaningful to them in their lives.


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