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A [edit ] B [edit ] Sebastian Bach – rock singer Randy Bachman – rock singer and guitarist Tal Bachman – singer and the son of Randy Bachman Back Alley John – blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player Bad News Brown - rapper Bahamas – folk singer-guitarist Carroll Baker - country music singer Buddy Banks - jazz double-bassist Del Barber - singer-songwriter Jill Barber – singer-songwriter Matthew Barber – singer-songwriter Emilie-Claire Barlow – singer-songwriter Kim Barlow – singer-songwriter Laura Barrett — singer-songwriter, kalimba player Mary Barry - singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, jazz, blues, chanson Yank Barry - rock singer, composer, guitar, percussion Miguel de la Bastide – flamenco guitarist Isabel Bayrakdarian - soprano Bobby Bazini - singer-songwriter Gary Beals – R&B singer Jaymz Bee – singer, music director Dan Bejar – singer/songwriter ( Destroyer, Swan Lake, Hello, Blue Roses) Roz Bell – singer-songwriter Steve Bell – guitarist, singer-songwriter Belly - rapper, songwriter Dany Bédar - singer-songwriter Daniel Bélanger – Quebec singer, pop, electro, rock, ambiance Quanteisha Benjamin — singer Willie P. Bennett – folk/alternative country singer-songwriter Ridley Bent - country singer Barney Bentall – rock singer-songwriter Jennifer Berezan – singer/songwriter, producer, activist Moe Berg – singer-songwriter, lead singer for The Pursuit of Happiness Art Bergmann – punk/alternative singer-songwriter Mario Bernardi – conductor and pianist Geoff Berner – klezmer/folk accordionist and singer-songwriter Larry Berrio - country singer-songwriter Salome Bey - blues/gospel/jazz singer Ed Bickert – jazz guitarist Charlie Biddle – jazz bassist Dave Bidini – guitarist ( Rheostatics) Justin Bieber - pop singer-songwriter Dan Bigras – singer-songwriter Big Rude Jake – singer-songwriter, band leader, blues shouter, guitar Kim Bingham – rock/ska singer and songwriter Heather Bishop – folk singer-songwriter Jaydee Bixby – country singer Jully Black – R&B musician Stacey Blades – guitarist for L.A. Guns Paul Bley – jazz pianist Omar Blondahl – singer La Bolduc – singer, songwriter, harmonicist, violinist Jonas Bonnetta – singer and songwriter Brian Borcherdt – singer-songwriter Robi Botos - jazz pianist John Bottomley – singer-songwriter Isabelle Boulay - pop singer Gerry Boulet – rock singer Bill Bourne – folk/alternative singer and songwriter Pierre Bouvier – singer, songwriter, guitar player (Reset, Simple Plan) Mitch Bowden - rock singer and guitarist (Don Vail, The Priddle Concern, Chore) Benjamin Bowman - violinist Liona Boyd – classical guitarist Tim Brady – electric guitarist, composer, improviser working in the field of contemporary classical, experimental, musique actuelle David Bradstreet – singer-songwriter Andru Branch – singer, songwriter, keyboardist ( Andru Branch & Halfway Tree) Russell Braun – operatic baritone Paul Brandt – country singer-songwriter Lenny Breau – guitarist Beverly Breckenridge – bassist for Fifth Column and Phono-Comb Alana Bridgewater - musical theatre actor Dean Brody – country singer-songwriter Lisa Brokop – country singer-songwriter Michael Brook – guitarist, producer, film scoring Jon Brooks – folk singer-songwriter Colleen Brown - singer-songwriter Divine Brown – R&B/soul singer Edwin Orion Brownell – neo-classical composer and concert pianist Measha Brueggergosman – operatic soprano Paul Brunelle – Quebec country music guitarist/songwriter Billy Bryans - percussionist and record producer Rod Bruno - singer, songwriter, guitar player Dan Bryk – singer-songwriter Jim Bryson – singer-songwriter Michael Bublé – singer Buck 65 – hip-hop artist Basia Bulat – singer-songwriter George Burdi Malcolm Burn – singer and record producer Louise Burns - singer-songwriter C [edit ] Meryn Cadell – rock singer-songwriter and performance artist Cadence Weapon - rapper Buddy Cage – pedal steel guitar player Kathryn Calder - indie rock/pop singer-songwriter John Allan Cameron – Cape Breton folk singer-guitarist James Campbell - clarinetist Torquil Campbell – singer-songwriter ( Stars) Brendan Canning - singer-songwriter ( Broken Social Scene, Valley of the Giants) Lou Canon - singer-songwriter George Canyon – country singer Craig Cardiff – singer-songwriter Paul Cargnello - Quebec singer-songwriter Marie Carmen - pop singer and musical theatre actor ( ) Starmania Stef Carse — country and pop singer Wilf Carter – country singer Andrew Cash – singer-songwriter Peter Cash – singer-songwriter Ian Casselman - singer, drummer Crystal Castles - electronic/experimental music duo Jennifer Castle - singer-songwriter Micheal Castaldo - singer-songwriter & producer Cayouche - French singer-songwriter David Celia - singer-songwriter CFCF - electronic musician Keshia Chanté – urban/R&B singer Chantal Chamandy – pop/dance singer-songwriter Champion – DJ and electronic musician Robert Charlebois – Quebec singer, rock, funk Gregory Charles - chorister and pianist Rita Chiarelli – blues singer Jane Child – Pop/Rock/dance artist/songwriter/producer Choclair – hip-hop artist Charlene Choi - pop singer in Hong Kong Gina Choi - South Korean Singer Tommy Chong - guitarist, comedian ( Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers) Christophe – pop singer Julie Crochetière - singer/songwriter, pianist - jazz, pop, r+b, soul Jarvis Church – R&B singer/producer (real name Gerald Eaton) Annabelle Chvostek – folk singer Terri Clark – country singer-songwriter Alanna Clarke - pop/rock singer-songwriter Classified – rapper David Clayton-Thomas – singer Jim Clench – bassist, vocalist ( April Wine, Bachman–Turner Overdrive) Kevin Closs – singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane – singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn – singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen – singer-songwriter, poet Cold Specks - soul singer Holly Cole – jazz singer Naida Cole - pianist Jason Collett – singer-songwriter (also member of Broken Social Scene) Dorothy Collins – pop singer Simon Collins - pop/electronic musician Chuck Comeau - drummer Reset, Simple Plan Ray Condo – rockabilly singer Chantal Condor – singer Tyler Connolly- singer-songwriter, guitarist for Theory of a Deadman Stompin' Tom Connors – country singer-songwriter Jesse Cook – guitarist-producer-composer Jim Corcoran – singer-songwriter and radio personality J. 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Cormier – singer, virtuoso guitarist Corneille - funk/R&B/soul singer-songwriter Rose Cousins - singer-songwriter Deborah Cox – pop/R&B singer Jonny Craig – vocalist-songwriter, ex-front man for Dance Gavin Dance, front man for Emarosa and Isles and Glaciers Sara Craig – singer-songwriter Jim Creeggan – singer-songwriter, member of the Barenaked Ladies and The Brothers Creeggan Andy Creeggan – singer-songwriter, former member of the Barenaked Ladies and the Brothers Creeggan Colin Cripps - rock guitarist, producer ( Crash Vegas) John Crossingham – rock singer ( Raising the Fawn) Allison Crowe – singer-songwriter Alex Cuba — jazz/pop singer-songwriter Jim Cuddy – rock singer ( Blue Rodeo) Lori Cullen – pop/jazz singer Burton Cummings – rock musician ( The Guess Who, solo) Chris Cummings - country singer/songwriter Amelia Curran - singer-songwriter Bobby Curtola – singer D [edit ] D'Ari - rock singer-songwriter Ian D'Sa – songwriter, backup vocals and guitarist for the band Billy Talent Dalbello – rock singer Heather Dale – Celtic and Celtic Rock singer-songwriter Sean Dalton – drummer, ( The Trews) Rick Danko – musician in The Band Mychael Danna – film composer Datsik – dubstep artist Benoît David - singer ( Mystery) Tanya Davis - singer-songwriter and poet Luc de Larochellière - singer-songwriter Aselin Debison – Celtic pop Gordon Delamont - big band conductor, arranger, teacher Mac DeMarco - indie rock musician Simone Denny - dance/house/pop/techno singer Richard Desjardins – Quebec singer Shawn Desman – pop/r&b singer* Lorraine Desmarais - French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer Dave "Rave" Desroches – singer-songwriter ( Teenage Head, The Dave Rave Conspiracy) David Desrosiers -bassist, backing vocals Reset, Simple Plan Paul Hayden Desser – singer-songwriter who records simply as Hayden Angela Desveaux - singer-songwriter Devon - rapper Deadmau5 - house artist Alpha Yaya Diallo - guitarist and composer Scott Dibble – singer-songwriter (Scott Dibble and Watertown) Hugh Dillon - frontman of Headstones and Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir Céline Dion – pop singer and diva DL Incognito - rapper Melanie Doane – guitarist, singer Bonnie Dobson - singer, song-writer, guitarist Fefe Dobson – singer-songwriter Brian Doerner – drummer, ( Helix, My Wicked Twin, Saga) Denny Doherty – singer in The Mamas & the Papas Julie Doiron – singer-songwriter Luke Doucet – singer-songwriter Jerry Doucette – guitarist, singer-songwriter Gordon Downie – singer in Tragically Hip Aaryn Doyle - rapper and singer-songwriter Alan Doyle - singer, guitarist ( Great Big Sea) Damhnait Doyle – pop singer-songwriter Dr. Draw - electronic violinist, composer Drake - rapper,singer Kevin Drew – guitarist, singer-songwriter Glen Drover – guitarist, ( Megadeth, Eidolon) Shawn Drover – drummer, ( Megadeth, Eidolon) Annette Ducharme - singer, songwriter Claude Dubois - pop singer-songwriter and musical theatre actor Victoria Duffield - singer-songwriter Dumas – Québécois singer Kyle Bobby Dunn - composer, musician, live performer Élie Dupuis - singer, pianist Melanie Durrant - R&B singer Matt Dusk – jazz singer-songwriter Phil Dwyer – jazz saxophonist Jesse Aaron Dwyre - drummer Howard Dyck - conductor and broadcaster E [edit ] F [edit ] Andrew F - singer-songwriter/pop rock singer Eria Fachin - dance/pop singer Julie Fader - folk-pop singer-songwriter and keyboardist Bruce Fairbairn - musician/producer of bands like , Aerosmith and Bon Jovi Loverboy Percy Faith – composer Todd Fancey – bassist with The New Pornographers and singer-songwriter Mylène Farmer – singer Stephen Fearing – singer-songwriter Leslie Feist – pop singer-songwriter Christine Fellows - folk-pop singer-songwriter Kate Fenner – singer-songwriter Jay Ferguson – power pop singer/songwriter/guitarist, Sloan Maynard Ferguson – jazz band leader, trumpet Danny Fernandes - pop singer Ferron – folk singer-songwriter Michael Feuerstack - singer-songwriter, guitarist ( Wooden Stars, Snailhouse) Janina Fialkowska - pianist Jeremy Fisher - singer-songwriter Brent Fitz – drummer and pianist (member of Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, Union) Jon-Rae Fletcher – rock singer-songwriter Sue Foley – blues singer-songwriter Roy Forbes – folk music singer-songwriter Frazey Ford - folk music guitarist singer-songwriter ( The Be Good Tanyas) Maureen Forrester – contralto Judith Forst – operatic mezzo soprano Amanda Forsyth - cellist Fred Fortin - rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and drummer David Foster – composer, producer, pianist, vocalist George Fox – country singer-songwriter David Francey – folk singer-songwriter Allan Fraser – folk singer-songwriter, formerly of Fraser & DeBolt Matt Frenette – drummer ( Headpins, Loverboy, Streetheart) Fresh I.E. - Christian rapper Alan Frew - singer/songwriter for Glass Tiger Aaron Funk - breakcore artist Lewis Furey – rock singer-songwriter and film music composer Nelly Furtado - singer-songwriter, record producer and actress G [edit ] B. 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Gabor – Hungarian-born new wave artist André Gagnon – pianist and composer John Harvey Gahan - virtuoso violinist Jonathan Gallant - Billy Talent's bassist Lennie Gallant – singer-songwriter Patsy Gallant – Quebec singer Edward Gamblin - First Nations singer-songwriter Gale Garnett - singer-songwriter of the 1964 Top 10 Hit We'll Sing in the Sunshine Amos Garrett - guitarist, singer Garou – Québécois singer Karina Gauvin - soprano Hannah Georgas - singer-songwriter Billy Georgette – jazz pianist Jian Ghomeshi - singer, broadcaster, writer, and producer Joel Gibb – singer-songwriter ( The Hidden Cameras) Tim Gilbertson – singer-songwriter Nick Gilder – singer-songwriter Hot Child in the City Martin Giroux – Québécois singer Goddo (Greg Godovitz) – singer, bass guitarist Gary Pig Gold – singer-songwriter, guitarist ( Dave Rave), producer ( Simply Saucer) Anthony Gomes - guitarist, singer-songwriter Adam Gontier – Ex-lead singer of Three Days Grace Matthew Good – singer-songwriter (Matthew Good Band) Myles Goodwyn – singer-songwriter, guitarist ( April Wine) James Gordon – singer-songwriter Valery Gore - singer-songwriter Rex Goudie – singer-songwriter (2005 runner-up) Canadian Idol Glenn Gould – pianist, composer, philosopher Robert Goulet – crooner Lawrence Gowan – rock singer (solo, Styx) Alice Glass - lyricist and vocalist of Crystal Castles Max Graham – House DJ Tommy Graham - singer Sebastien Grainger ( Death from Above 1979) Gil Grand - country singer-songwriter Jenn Grant – singer-songwriter Dallas Green – singer-songwriter, guitarist ( Alexisonfire, City and Colour) Brian Greenway – guitarist, harmonicist, vocalist ( April Wine, Mashmakhan) Joey Gregorash Adam Gregory – country musician Grimes (Claire Boucher) - singer-songwriter, visual artist, music video director Emm Gryner – singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist Paul Gross – singer, songwriter, actor, producer Ryan Guldemond - singer/songwriter/guitarist Mother Mother (band) Molly Guldemond - singer/synthesizer Mother Mother (band) Jim Guthrie – singer-songwriter Trevor Guthrie - singer-songwriter, formerly of SoulDecision Bruce Guthro - singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of Scottish group Runrig H [edit ] I [edit ] J [edit ] Lenni Jabour – pop singer-songwriter Susan Jacks – pop singer-songwriter Terry Jacks – pop singer-songwriter, producer Jacynthe – pop singer Colin James – blues and rock musician Reid Jamieson – pop, folk, singer songwriter ( Vinyl Cafe) John James - dance musician Paul Janz – singer-songwriter Olivier Jarda – singer-songwriter Sterling Jarvis - R&B singer, musical theatre actor Jemeni – hip-hop/R&B singer Drake Jensen - country singer Carly Rae Jepsen - singer, songwriter Mendelson Joe Alexz Johnson – singer-songwriter, actress Carolyn Dawn Johnson – country singer-songwriter Martha Johnson – singer, songwriter best known as the vocalist for the 1980s new wave band, Martha and the Muffins Molly Johnson – rock and jazz vocalist Taborah Johnson (aka Tabby Johnson) – jass/rock singer France Joli – disco singer Bodhi Jones – singer-songwriter Danko Jones - singer-songwriter G.B. Jones – guitarist, drummer ( Fifth Column) Jeff Jones – rock bassist, singer Miles Jones – rapper, singer-songwriter, producer Oliver Jones – jazz pianist Jorane – cellist, singer-songwriter Marc Jordan – singer-songwriter Sass Jordan – rock singer, judge on Canadian Idol Michelle Josef – drummer Leila Bronia Josefowicz – Virtuoso Violinist Martha Joy – singer K [edit ] K.Maro - R&B, rap musician, producer K'naan – rapper k-os – rapper/hip-hop musician Connie Kaldor - singer, songwriter, poet Kamau - hip-hop musician Ethan Kath - producer of Crystal Castles John Kay – lead singer of Steppenwolf Kaya - rock/pop singer formerly known as Francis Martin Michael Kaeshammer Kardinal Offishall - rapper Kathleen – Quebec pop singer Katie B – singer-songwriter (formerly with Jakalope) Sherry Kean James Keelaghan - singer, songwriter Jesse F. Keeler – ( Death from Above 1979, MSTRKRFT) Greg Keelor - singer-songwriter, guitarist Blue Rodeo, solo Simeonie Keenainak – accordionist Joey Keithley - aka Joey "Shithead" Vancouver punk rock singer, guitarist, D.O.A., political and environmental activist Geoffrey Kelly - Celtic-folk musician, singer Spirit of the West, The Paperboys Sean Kelly – singer, guitarist (Crash Kelly) Mo Kenney - singer-songwriter Kid Koala – hip-hop artist Kiesza (Kiesa Rae Ellestad) - singer-songwriter Andy Kim - singer, songwriter, pop musician of fame Sugar, Sugar Kiva - harmonic overtone singer, keyboardist, worldbeat/jazz artist Trish Klein - folk music guitarist singer-songwriter ( The Be Good Tanyas) Billy Klippert – rock musician Aidan Knight - singer-songwriter Moe Koffman - jazz artist Ron Korb - composer and flutist Benjamin Kowalewicz - frontman of Billy Talent Dan and Ryan Kowarsky - singers, members of RyanDan and b4-4 Nik Kozub - bassist ( Veal), keyboardist ( Shout Out Out Out Out), remixer ( The Paronomasiac) Serouj Kradjian - pianist and composer Norbert Kraft - guitarist Diana Krall – jazz singer, pianist Chantal Kreviazuk – singer-songwriter David Kristian – film composer, electronic musician Kyrie Kristmanson - singer-songwriter Chad Kroeger – singer, guitarist Nickelback Aaron Krogman – singer-songwriter Spencer Krug – singer-songwriter ( Fifths of Seven, Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake) Kyprios - hip hop musician L [edit ] James LaBrie – singer-songwriter Dream Theater Kathryn Ladano - bass clarinetist Corky Laing - drummer with band Mountain who played Woodstock Jon Lajoie - Comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician and Internet celebrity Mary Jane Lamond – Gaelic singer k.d. lang – country punk and diva Steve Lang – bassist, ( April Wine, Mashmakhan) Robert Langevin - flute player Daniel Lanois – composer, produced U2 albums André Laplante - pianist Eric Lapointe – Quebec rock Pierre Lapointe – Quebec pop, rock, funk Grit Laskin - folk singer and luthier Henry Lau - violinist, singer, dancer, member of Super Junior- M Carole Laure – Quebec pop/folk singer Avril Lavigne – singer, songwriter, musician, record producer Daniel Lavoie – singer-songwriter Nathan Lawr – singer-songwriter Grant Lawrence – rock singer and radio personality Félix Leclerc – Quebec singer-songwriter Jean Leclerc – Quebec singer-songwriter (formerly Jean Leloup) Daniel Ledwell – singer-songwriter, record producer, keyboardist with In-Flight Safety Sebastien Lefebvre – lead-guitarist and backing vocals Simple Plan Lederhosen Lucil – singer-songwriter Geddy Lee – singer, bassist, keyboardist ( Rush) Jess Lee – country singer-songwriter Lee Kum-Sing - classical pianist Ranee Lee - jazz singer, drummer and tenor saxophonist Sook-Yin Lee – rock singer-songwriter and broadcaster Peter Leitch - jazz guitarist Mike Levine - bassist and keyboardist Andrea Lewis - singer Glenn Lewis – R&B singer Neil Leyton – rock singer and guitarist Alex Lifeson – guitarist Rush Murray Lightburn - indie-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Gordon Lightfoot – voted Canada's favourite singer-songwriter LIGHTS - singer-songwriter Aaron Lines – country musician Liu Fang – pipa player Guy Lombardo – big band leader Rich London - rapper Oscar Lopez – Latin folk guitarist Louis Lortie - pianist Alexina Louie – pianist Larissa Loyva — singer-songwriter Luba – female pop singer Zachary Lucky - singer-songwriter Chris "Old Man" Luedecke - folk singer/songwriter Sekou Lumumba - drummer Corb Lund - country singer/songwriter Loma Lyns – country singer M [edit ] Mad Child - rapper Matt Mays - singer/songwriter Amanda Mabro – singer/songwriter Galt MacDermot - composer/musician wrote the music for Hair Colin MacDonald – singer/guitarist, ( The Trews) John-Angus MacDonald – guitarist, ( The Trews) Maggie MacDonald – singer/keyboardist ( The Hidden Cameras, Kids on TV) Kris MacFarlane – independent drummer/multi-instrumentalist ( Great Big Sea, The Paperboys) Ryan MacGrath - singer-songwriter Ashley MacIsaac – violinist Tara MacLean – singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan – singer-songwriter Gene MacLellan – singer-songwriter Brian Macleod (1952–1992) – songwriter and music producer, best known as a member of the bands Chilliwack and The Headpins Buddy MacMaster – violinist Natalie MacMaster – violinist/stepdancer Kevin MacMichael – guitarist ( Cutting Crew) Rita MacNeil – country and folk singer Rozalind MacPhail – singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Madagascar Slim – folk and blues guitarist Maestro – hip hop musician who sang " Let Your Backbone Slide" Raine Maida – singer for Our Lady Peace, songwriter/producer Charlie Major - singer/songwriter Kate Maki – country rock singer-songwriter Ryan Malcolm – lead singer for Low Level Flight, first winner Canadian Idol Manafest – hip hop musician Dan Mangan – singer-songwriter John Mann – rock singer ( Spirit of the West) Dayna Manning - singer-songwriter Catherine Manoukian – violinist Richard Manuel – musician in The Band Carolyn Mark — alt.country singer-songwriter Richard Margison – operatic tenor Kristina Maria – pop singer-songwriter Frank Marino – guitarist, vocalist Mahogany Rush Gerry Markman - rock guitarist from The Lincolns Amanda Marshall – singer-songwriter Lois Marshall - soprano Béatrice Martin – singer-songwriter and pianist also known as Cœur de pirate Jeff Martin – singer-songwriter ( The Tea Party) Mia Martina - pop singer-songwriter Masia One - rapper Dutch Mason – blues artist Massari – R&B singer Ken Masters – rapper Jake Mathews – country singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson – folk rock singer-songwriter Romi Mayes – country singer Séan McCann – singer-songwriter, guitarist Great Big Sea Bill McBirnie – jazz/Latin flutist (Extreme Flute) Maxwell McCabe-Lokos – keyboardist ( The Deadly Snakes) Jeremiah McDade – composer, saxophonist, Irish whistle, ( The McDades) Solon McDade – composer, bassist ( The McDades) Eamon McGrath – Edmonton based punk rock musician Blake McGrath – pop singer Loreena McKennitt – Celtic-inspired musician, vocalist and entrepreneur Sarah McLachlan – singer-songwriter Murray McLauchlan – singer-songwriter Melissa McClelland – singer-songwriter Chris McGale - jazz and country swing violinist born in Cobalt, Ontario Eileen McGann - Juno nominated folk singer-songwriter Anna McGarrigle - folk singer-songwriter ( Kate and Anna McGarrigle) Kate McGarrigle - folk singer-songwriter ( Kate and Anna McGarrigle) Colin McPhee - classical composer and musicologist Holly McNarland – singer-songwriter Suzie McNeil - Pop Rock singer-songwriter Trevor McNevan – lead singer and main songwriter for bands Thousand Foot Krutch and FM Static Linda McRae - singer-songwriter Spirit of the West, and solo Glen Meadmore - punk/rock musician Michie Mee - rapper Shawn Mendes - singer Brian Melo – singer, winner of Canadian Idol 2007 Jerry Mercer – drummer, background vocalist ( April Wine, Mashmakhan, and The Wackers) Don Messer – fiddler Anthony J. Mifsud (Mif) – singer-songwriter (Slash Puppet) Lynn Miles – folk singer-songwriter Derek Miller – blues singer-songwriter-guitarist Amy Millan – singer-songwriter (also member of Stars and Broken Social Scene) Tim Millar – rhythm guitar player ( Protest the Hero) Darby Mills – lead singer of The Headpins Frank Mills – pianist Kenneth G. Mills - pianist, conductor, composer Matt Minglewood - singer-songwriter, guitarist Ben Mink – guitarist, violinist ( k.d. lang, Geddy Lee, Rush) Ruth Minnikin – singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell – folk and jazz artist, painter Kim Mitchell – guitarist, singer, songwriter and radio personality Mitsou – pop singer Dave Moffatt - pop/rock keyboardist and singer Montag - electronic musician Jacob Moon - singer, songwriter, guitarist Darren Moore - Harlequin member, Living Under Venus founder, wrote theme for Tampa Bay Rays, wrote theme for Toronto Blue Jays Gil Moore – drummer and vocalist for Triumph Katie Moore - singer-songwriter Mae Moore - singer-songwriter Rick Moranis - singer, actor Alanis Morissette – rock singer Jeffrey Morgan - singer, songwriter, rock critic Geoffrey Moull - conductor and pianist Art Murphy - singer-songwriter Chris Murphy – power pop singer/songwriter/bassist, Sloan Matt Murphy - singer, songwriter and guitarist ( The Super Friendz, The Flashing Lights, ) The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico Anne Murray – country/pop singer Alannah Myles – rock singer N [edit ] O [edit ] P [edit ] Q [edit ] R [edit ] S [edit ] Shakura S'Aida - blues/jazz singer-songwriter Martine St-Clair – pop singer Buffy Sainte-Marie – singer, songwriter, artist, activist Samian - rapper Gordie Sampson – blues/rock singer John K. Samson - indie rock singer and songwriter ( The Weakerthans) Chase Sanborn – jazz trumpet player Curtis Santiago – dance rock singer-songwriter Ivana Santilli – R&B singer Saukrates - rapper Andrew Scott – power pop singer/songwriter/drummer, Sloan Dazzer Scott - drummer/programmer, Die Mannequin Jack Scott – early rock and roll singer Jennifer Scott – jazz singer and pianist Jonathan Seet – singer-songwriter Lorraine Segato – singer-songwriter Jay Semko – singer-songwriter and bass player Ron Sexsmith – singer-songwriter Shad - rapper Paul Shaffer – musical director Remy Shand – R&B/soul singer Bernie Shaw - rock singer from Uriah Heep James Shaw - guitarist of Metric Buzz Shearman - rock singer-songwriter ( Moxy), ( Leigh Ashford) Shiloh - pop singer and songwriter Stefie Shock – Quebec pop, funk Howard Shore – Grammy Award-winning composer, best known for composing the scores to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg Shotgun Jimmie - singer-songwriter Ali Siadat - drummer, Mother Mother Jane Siberry – singer-songwriter Lucas Silveira - rock singer/guitarist Liberty Silver - R&B singer Nathalie Simard – pop singer René Simard – pop singer Denis Simpson - singer Shane Simpson – guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Sixtoo - hip hop DJ & MC Ken Skinner - Pianist/composer and record producer Amy Sky – singer-songwriter Slakah the Beatchild - soul/R&B singer and record producer Sarah Slean – singer, songwriter, pianist Berris Smith - rapper Laura Smith - folk singer Maybe Smith – indie pop singer-songwriter Meaghan Smith - singer Samantha Savage Smith - singer-songwriter Dan Snaith - songwriter Floyd Sneed - rock drummer Bob Snider – folk singer-songwriter Jason Sniderman - keyboardist ( Blue Peter) Snow – reggae/rap/pop musician Hank Snow – country & western singer Bryce Soderberg – bassist for Lifehouse Viviana Sofronitsky - pianist Theresa Sokyrka – best known as Canadian Idol semi finalist Solitair - rapper Aaron Solowoniuk - Billy Talent's drummer Harry Somers – composer Martina Sorbara – folk-pop singer Jay Sparrow - rock singer-songwriter Rae Spoon - folk/indie singer-songwriter Tony "Wild T" Springer - blues/rock guitarist Frederick Squire - rock singer/guitarist ( Shotgun & Jaybird, Calm Down It's Monday) Leeroy Stagger – singer-songwriter Ethel Stark - violinist and conductor Kinnie Starr – singer-songwriter Lucille Starr – singer Cassie Steele – singer-songwriter and actress Katie Stelmanis - singer-songwriter Ian Stephens punk rock musician Tyler Stewart - drummer Jeff Stinco - rhythm-guitarist Simple Plan Georgina Stirling – singer Andy Stochansky – singer-songwriter and former drummer for Ani DiFranco Kim Stockwood – singer Jayme Stone – banjoist and composer Miranda Stone - singer-songwriter Amanda Stott – singer Jeffery Straker - singer/songwriter Byron Stroud – bassist for Strapping Young Lad and Fear Factory Mark Sultan – singer-songwriter, Sultan Records founder Harold Sumberg – violinist Cree Summer - rock/alternative singer Richard Summerbell - openly gay singer-songwriter Michelle Sweeney - jazz singer Skye Sweetnam – singer-songwriter Tomi Swick – singer-songwriter Ember Swift – singer-songwriter Kurt Swinghammer – singer-songwriter Jack Syperek – bassist, ( The Trews) T [edit ] U [edit ] V [edit ] W [edit ] Y [edit ] Z [edit ] See also [edit ] This list of songs or music-related items is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Further reading [edit ] Toomey, Kathleen M., and Stephen Charles Willis. Musicians in Canada: a Bio-bibliographical Finding List. Ottawa, Ont.: Canadian Association of Music Libraries, 1981. N.B.: Title and introductory matter also in French.