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In conjunction with the release of my debut solo album, High Road Haven, I thought it was about time that I had a music-specific website. So here it is! You will find details on my entire musical career, current gigs and you can listen to examples of my work from the Audio link.

I would be so happy if you felt moved to leave any comments in the windows at the bottom of news clips. And if you wish to be informed of any upcoming gigs, fill out the form on the contact page.

Thank you to my dear friend Peter J Slack for helping me with some technical aspects and hosting of this site. Love ya, Peej!

Thanks for dropping by!

Warmly,
Jen

News

Residency complete

Thanks in part to the Canada Council Explore and Create program, I have completed my 3-month residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island and have composed 12 new pieces….

Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency Has Begun!

I spent the week moving all my gear and supplies to settle into my residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point. What a time for technical problems! I picked up my computer…

Jennis album update

The new Jennis album is now in the hands of our esteemed mixer, Dean Drouillard. We’ve had some great guests including Oisin Hannigan (bodhran, riq & daf), Tom Wolf (drums & percussion), Chris Dahmer (accordion &…

Bed tracks are down for 6 new Jennis songs!

Just a quick note to update that Jennis now has cello, didgeridoo, banjitar, resonator guitar and electric guitar parts recorded for 6 songs toward the new album. We’ll be heading…

Jennis set to play 3 shows at the Kitchener Bluesfest!

 We are super excited about this weekend — we have 3 shows at the Kitchener Bluesfest! Other than Rik Emmet‘s festival kick-off concert on Thursday night, everything else is FREE! So…

Jennis 2nd album recording has begun!

Dennis and I have recorded bed tracks for 6 of the planned 12 songs for our second album. We’re having fun and it’s going great (except for all the driving…

Canada Council supports my second solo album creation!

Much gratitude to the jurors at the Canada Council for the Arts for agreeing to support me with an Explore and Create grant. My intention is to retreat to a…

Sound Designing “Love and Information” for Canadian Stage

I shall soon dive into creating the sound design for a play called “Love and Information”, directed by Tanja Jacobs and Alistair Newton for Canadian Stage. I spent many years…

Composing Retreat Confirmed for winter 2019

It’s official! I’ve just signed the contract to secure one of the composer studios at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. I’ll be there from January to the end of…

Playing The Ontario Regional Contact Dance Jam Again!

I am honoured, grateful and even a bit sheepish to announce that I have been invited yet again to be the musician to play the Saturday night event at this…

Solo album creation retreat

I am off to Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island today to look at one of the composer’s studios. This is a step toward a retreat next winter to compose and…

Jennis wants to tour Eastern Canada

My duo Jennis has done two Western-Canada tours in 2016 and 2017. We want to head east next summer. We are particularly interested in Newfoundland because neither of us has…

Solar Rhythms: Tropic of Sagittarius

Saturday, December 16, 2017 A creative community gathering to acknowledge and celebrate the turning of the seasons. Connecting our urban feet mindfully to the natural forces that influence us at…

Jennis 2nd Album Crowdfunding Campaign

Be a patron of the arts! Jennis is ready to record our second album and we need your help to meet the budget required to bring in top-notch pros to…

Solar Rhythms: Tropic of Gemini

An ecstatic dance event that celebrates each quarter season with DJ Michael P and me. I’ll be playing cello, didge, flute, and who knows what else, solo and with Michael….

Gigs

  • 10
    May
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
  • 11
    May
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
  • 15
    May
    Solo for Contact Dance Jam
    Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Ave, 3rd fl, Toronto, Ontario
  • 24
    May
    Jennis in Guelph, ON
    Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St, Gueph
  • 02
    Jun
    Jennis plays for the Dufferin Grove Housing Co-op New Era Party v.2.0
    28-30 Melbourne Avenue back yard 5-7pm
  • 07
    Jun
    Jennis in Ottawa, ON
    House Concert
  • 08
    Jun
    Jennis in Ottawa, ON
    House Concert
  • 29
    Jun
    Solo for Contact Dance Film Festival
    Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto
  • 03
    Jul
    Solo for Contact Dance Jam
    Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Ave, 3rd fl, Toronto, Ontario
  • 12
    Jul
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
  • 13
    Jul
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
  • 20
    Jul
    Jennis on Manitoulin Island
    http://www.majas.ca/
  • 20
    Jul
    Jennis entertains on the ferry to Manitoulin Island
    Chi-Cheemaun Ferry 11:20am sailing
  • 22
    Jul
    Jennis entertains on the ferry from Manitoulin Island to Tobermory
    Chi-Cheemaun Ferry 1:30pm sailing
  • 25
    Jul
    Jennis in Peterborough, ON
    The Garnet, 231 Hunter St W, Peterborough