Jeremy Dutcher is an emerging Toronto-based Composer and Vocalist. His music shapeshifts between classical and traditional, operatic power and tuneful melodies of his Wolastoq Nation.
Jeremy’s fourthcoming release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, is part composition, part musical ethnography, part linguistic reclamation. The melodies come from the oldest known field recordings of the indigenous peoples along the St. John (Wolatstoq) river basin, and are arranged for voice, piano and string quartet. He also prioritizing the Wolastoqey language in his music in hopes of inspiring other young maliseets to learn this endangered language.
He studied classical music at Dalhousie University and learned from Wabanakiyik song carrier Maggie Paul. Jeremy has also been a featured soloist with the Mississauga Chamber Choir and Soundstreams Canada. Dutcher recently toured both Scandinavia and Asia as a cultural ambassador and worked with local indigenous musician and communities.