Singer / Songwriter
Amanda Martinez is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul.
Amanda has headlined at the legendary Blue Note jazz club in New York, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Festivities in South Africa, and at the 2011 PanAmerican Games in Guadalajara. She also performed in a series of concerts during the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, as well as hosting several events. During the 2015 Pan Am Games, she also served as the honourary co-chair of the Ignite program.
Born in Canada to a Mexican father and South African mother, Amanda grew up in a house that loved music. Although she spent her early years immersed in music, studying classical piano and ballet, Martinez obtained an undergraduate degree in biology and later completed her master’s degree in international business from York University. In 2014, Amanda was awarded Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians by the Minister of National Revenue.
As a mother of three, child rights are close to Amanda’s heart. Since 2010, she has regularly supported Plan International Canada in creating a just world for all children.