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Lisa Bozikovic - About
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Bozikovic is a Toronto based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and community arts facilitator who empowers others to tell their stories through music. In her own song writing, "she maps out introspective narratives with clear, evocative turns of phrase, then uses her nuanced delivery to magnify each emotional dip and swerve" (CBC Sarah List). On both Lost August (2009) and This is How we Swim (2012), she worked with co-producer Sandro Perri and Heather Kirby (Ohbijou) to embellish her keys arrangements with experimental techniques and lush orchestration. She has received wide critical acclaim from the The Globe and Mail, Now Magazine and CBC, travelled across Canada with Ohbijou (who collaborated with her as her backing band), and played festivals such as Lawnya Vawnya in Newfoundland and Festival Folk du Quebec. She has opened for Timber Timber, The Acorn, Jennifer Castle, Julie Doiron, Sandro Perri, and many more.

Bozikovic collaborates widely across artistic worlds and genres. She has played honky tonk keys in Richard Laviolette and the Oil Spills, sung opera in community arts productions, backed feminist art rock band Vag Halen, and made guest appearances on records such as Daniel Romano's "Sleep Beneath the Willows" and Dan Mangan's "Oh Fortune". She has composed and performed music for young children and collaborated with interdisciplinary artist Amy Segal to make a Super Hero Music Video with a group of adults who struggle with mental health. Her songs have been featured in numerous films in the LLGBT community, and she worked with Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian) and Maggie Mcdonald on the arrangements for a political folk rock musical called Paper Laced With Gold (Harbourfront Centre).

As a community artist currently working with Arts4All, the Making Room choir, and Jumblies Theatre, she facilitates multi-disciplinary songwriting workshops and performance opportunities for children, young adults and seniors in a variety of community settings, including the Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Community Health Centre, Jumblies Theatre, and various elementary schools throughout the TDSB. She has taught guitar, piano, and songwriting at Michael Johnston Music Studio and Girls Rock Camp Toronto, and worked as an artist mentor for queer youth through SOY Toronto. She is volunteer peer support counselor with Bereaved Familes of Ontario, facilitating story sharing surrounding experiences of grief and loss. She is also a performer at True Stories Told Live, a live storytelling event in Toronto.