Born in Russia, raised mostly in Israel, finally settling in Canada in her teens, Sophie Milman burst on the jazz scene in her early 20s with a sly and sultry sophistication seemingly beyond her years but maybe not her international experience. With a breathy, soulful approach that seems to naturally settle into samba, a pop song recast with jazzy nuances, a knowing scat run, or the breadth of jazz standards, Milman handles mature music and emotion with aplomb, adding her own shadowy tones in the bargain. Her quartet—pianist Paul Shrofel, bassist Kieran Overs, saxophonist Chet Doxas, drummer Mark McLain—is equally lithe and resourceful. Milman's second album, 2007's Make Someone Happy, was a worldwide hit and won a Canadian Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. She's reportedly gathering material for her third. $25 at 7 p.m.; $20 at 9:30 p.m.
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