7e14e68b-34da-4064-964c-2f28879d72e1An actor, singer, songwriter and teacher, born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ros Kindler grew up listening to the captivating sounds of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday singing Cole Porter, George Gershwin or Irving Berlin. Ros later transplanted herself to Australia, where she lived for ten years, developing her skills as an actress. After her move to Canada, she earned a Master’s degree in theatre and worked for many years as an actor, teacher, and drama therapist. She came to the world of jazz at a time when she was deeply immersed in her “second” career as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, drama therapist and director of a child & adolescent psychotherapy training institute. However, she found that those wonderful tunes from the 30‘s and 40‘s still resided inside her head and seemed only to be waiting to be summoned. She began studying and developing a parallel career as a jazz vocalist around 2006 and released her debut CD “I’m Alright” in 2011.

Ros has performed regularly at many venues throughout the city: The Home Smith Bar, The Reservoir Lounge, Musideum, Gate 403, Lula Lounge, Ten Feet Tall, The Flying Beaver, The Annex Live, Mezetta’s, Chalker’s Pub, and the Now Lounge. She has also performed in several of Lisa Particelli’s Girl’s Night Out All Star Showcase benefit concerts at Chalkers Pub.

In the past seven years, she has worked with some of the finest and busiest musicians in Toronto: Mark Kieswetter, Adrean Farrugia, Peter Hill, Ross McIntyre, Frank Falco, Al Henderson, Jordan O’Connor, Bob Brough, Kurt Neilson, Danny McErlain, Amanda Tosoff, Ian MacGillivray, Jesse Barksdale, Glenn Anderson, Ben Riley, Mark Sepic, Bobby Hsu and Alison Young.

Ros has studied jazz vocals with celebrated jazz singer, song-writer and teacher, Rita di Ghent, and jazz piano with Frank Falco.