Janie Renée

Live Act Jazz Blues Chanson
Janie Renée - Jazz Blues Chanson Live Act in Vankleek Hill

Janie Renée Short Info

Janie has had a lifelong affair with words. As a child, she started writing poems that quickly turned to songs as she learned to master piano and guitar. At the age of 11, she entered a contest as a singer-songwriter held by a local Radio station and made it to the semi-finals…that was enough to anchor her entire career. She has travelled eastern Canada on many festival scenes, attended the Cannes’ Midem as part of the ADISQ delegation many moons ago. She has cumulated numerous songwriting prizes throughout her career. Most recently, she has been touring in the Caribbean islands, and Europe, and her songs are quickly becoming a staple in more than 70 radio stations in France and across Europe. She has a new album in the works, set for a canadian and a european release in the spring of 2016.

As a writer, Janie crafts her songs with a careful and poignant poetry, a serious dose of humor and a copious amount of soul. Her original compositions arbour styles ranging from latin or French Jazz, to Blues in the tradition of the French singers such as Nougaro or Henri Salvador, with the latin rhythms of contemporaries such as Eliane Elias or Djavan. Whatever the label people try and place on this music, it resists a definite categorization; she calls it “hybrid jazz”.

Recently, she was awarded a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to study polyrhythms in Martinique. She is a prolific writer who regularly contributes to other artists' albums and also writes music scores for short films. Her partnership projects involve numerous jazz artists (Ronald Tulle, Thierry Vaton, Tony Chasseur, Michael Herring, Ernesto Cervini, Mark Ferguson and several more!).

Janie has had a lifelong affair with words. As a child, she started writing poems that quickly turned to songs as she learned to master piano and guitar. At the age of 11, she entered a contest as a singer-songwriter held by a local Radio station and made it to the semi-finals…that was enough to anchor her entire career. She has travelled eastern Canada on many festival scenes, attended the Cannes’ Midem as part of the ADISQ delegation many moons ago. She has cumulated numerous songwriting prizes throughout her career. Most recently, she has been touring in the Caribbean islands, and Europe, and her songs are quickly becoming a staple in...

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Past Gigs Janie Renée

  • 10 | 2015 Vienna
  • 09 | 2015 Martinique Le numéro 20, Le Marin
  • 09 | 2015 Martinique Le Sax, Trois Ilets
  • 07 | 2015 Toronto Franco-Fête, Dundas Square
  • 07 | 2015 Toronto Pan-Am Games show
  • 05 | 2015 Ontario-Quebec "Sans toi" Tour (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, St-Raymond)
  • 02 | 2015 Sturgeon Falls Artist-community project
  • 01 | 2015 Martinique 2 week tour
  • 01 | 2015 Ottawa Opening Show Contact Ontarois
  • 10 | 2014 France Tournée Promotionnelle Radio
  • 09 | 2014 Le Marin, Martinique Live Trio
  • 09 | 2014 Trois Ilets, Martinique Le Sax/ Éco-Show Les Valises
  • 09 | 2014 Fort de France, Martinique Programmed Show, Carimex Martinique
  • 09 | 2014 Fort de France, Martinique International Showcase, Carimex Martinique
  • 08 | 2014 Ottawa CCO/ Éco-Show Les Valises
  • 08 | 2014 Drummondville Les Journées de la Culture/ Éco-Show Les Valises
  • 07 | 2014 Hawkesbury Local tour: 6 dates
  • 06 | 2014 Toronto Franco-Fête de Toronto
  • 05 | 2014 Petite Vallée, Qc Les Rencontres qui Chantent
  • 05 | 2014 Tadoussac, Qc Spectacle Hors Festival/ Eco-Show Les Valises/ Chemins d,'écriture
  • 04 | 2014 Ottawa RSSFO/ Eco-Show Les Valises
  • 04 | 2014 Ottawa Opti-Jeunesse Gala
  • 02 | 2014 Quebec Tour: March-April (9 dates) Eco-Show Les Valises
  • 01 | 2014 Montreal La Place des Arts/ Eco-Show Les Valises
  • 12 | 2013 Ottawa Ontario Contact Showcase/ Eco-Show Les Vailises
  • 10 | 2013 Hawkesbury, On La Cité/ Éco-Show Les Valises
  • 09 | 2013 Montreal Espace Alizé/ Eco-Show Les Valises
  • 08 | 2013 St-Bernardin, On Benefit for Lac Megantic
  • 05 | 2013 Hull/Gatineau Première Eco Show Les Valises
  • 04 | 2013 Hull/Gatineau, Qc Café Show
  • 03 | 2013 Montreal Mousse Café
  • 03 | 2013 Plamondon, Alberta Beauséjour
  • 02 | 2013 Toronto Jazz and Martini (Distillery District)
  • 02 | 2013 Toronto Winter Jazz Fest
  • 11 | 2012 Ottawa National Arts Center
  • 09 | 2012 Ottawa La Nouvelle Scène

Discography Janie Renée

  • 2012 Les Valises Album | Les Disques Mme

Media

  • Video Janie- Blues Tendresse- Jaz...
  • Video COMME UN BLUES TATTOO
  • Video L'HOMME-LUMIERE de Janie-- ...
  • Video Janie- Je l'attends

Origin

  • Vankleek Hill CA

Founded

  • 1986

Members

  • Louis Trudel Guitar
  • Magella Cormier Drums
  • Michel Ferrari Keyboards/ piano
  • Jean Francois Martel upright bass
  • Joanna Peters percussion
  • Janie Renée Lead vocals/ piano