“Aline’s étoile magique” was born when she recognized the stark and low presence of women in the improvised music scene. She gathered some of Toronto’s best musicians including Magdelys Savigne (OKAN), Anh Phung, and Emma Smith to each play a set of original music. Aline formed her “étoile magique” with thoughts of compassion and musicianship. She chose Michael Davidson (vibraphone), Thomas Gill (guitar) and Dan Fortin (bass) to perform her music. Aline was awarded the highest points for the TD Discovery Projects grant in 2018. Aline’s emphasis on community also flourished from this experience. She started to understand how prohibitive the arts are to low-income families and individuals. Another aspect of this project was to highlight how improvising musicians rarely get paid a fare wage for their work. Aline curates a Spring-time Sunday jazz and wine series at her local neighbourhood bar, Sapori, where she focuses on booking female musicians and again, makes sure that the agreement between the wine bar and musicians provides fair pay and treatment. Aline recently released a new initiative, Sounds of Davenport, providing musicians with meaningful opportunities surrounding communities dictated by electoral boundaries.
Aline has toured Korea, the USA, Canada and Europe playing her original music.