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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

New Monthly Yoga Event

I brought my most heart-soothing, grounding sounds to longtime yoga teacher Susan Anthony‘s Subconscious Streams Restorative Yoga & Soundscapes series on September 6. It was a truly beautiful, delicious experience…

Many pots on the stove

While COVID-19 has taken me out of the public realm with my music until very recently, I have been quite busy with my fingers in a few musical pies. I…

Playing for Ontario Regional Contact Jam … AGAIN!

I am so delighted to have established myself as a musical mainstay in the Contact Improv dance community. On Saturday, April 4 (10:40-midnight). I’ll be bringing a range of instruments…

Bassist for new jazzy-funk band “Tricky Zipper”!

I’m super excited to announce that I have joined up with some Parkdale (west-end Toronto) neighbourhood folks to drive the groove train with my bass. It’s been a long while…

Lullaby Project recordings in the can

It sure was fun to be in the studio with a pack of top-notch musicians for The Lullaby Project. The house band comprised Adam Warner (percussion), Christine Bougie (guitar), Cathy…

Bassist for The Lullaby Project

I’m delighted to be involved in this wonderful initiative. The Lullaby Project, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) pairs pregnant women and new mothers with songwriters to…

Jennis Album Launches Announced

We are set with our plans for the Guelph and Toronto launch parties for our new album “The Mirror”! We have a special show in preparation for Friday, October 4 at the Heritage…

Synergy Dance Lab: New Monthly Creative Movement Jam & Performance Night

As a veteran and key musical element of the contact improv and ecstatic dance scene in Toronto, I have found a beloved musical niche within which to indulge my multi-instrumentalism….

Jennis off to Northern Lights Festival Boréal

Dennis and I are excited to head up to his hometown of Sudbury this weekend to play each day of the Northern Lights Festival Boréal. It’s “tourcation” time! Through July we’ll also…

Contact Dance International Film Festival

I’m endlessly grateful to have developed such a niche pairing for my musicality. Dialoguing with dancers is one of my favourite creative experiences. Thank you Kathleen Rea for the opportunity…

I am the “ghost cellist” for the House of Mirrors at the Luminato Festival

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be donning a wild costume and improvising on cello and voice at the House of Mirrors, installed outdoors at Harbourfront in Toronto. I’ll be…

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….

Jennis Tour Fully Booked

The 2nd Western-Canada Tour for Jennis is all sewn up! Sat, Jul 29 The Foundry, Thunder Bay, ON Wed, Aug 2 House Concert, Calgary, AB Thu, Aug 3 The Hive,…

Playing for the Ontario Regional Contact Improv Jam … AGAIN!

It’s official. I’ll be the musician for the Saturday night dance at this largest contact jam in North America on April 15th! This is one of my favourite creative opportunities…

Booking 2nd Western-Canada for Jennis

Jennis is heading west again this summer. We had so much fun and made many great contacts last year and we are excited to return to some of the same…

First new Jennis song out of the oven!

While Dennis is traveling Southeast Asia with his wife and daughter, I am working up my parts for the new batch of Jennis songs. The first one that’s come together…

Michael P and Jen G — New: SOLAR RHYTHMS

Michael Penarubia, the much beloved ecstatic dance DJ and I are announcing our new event, Solar Rhythms. This will be a quarterly dance event that will bring community together to…

Jennis set to play Hugh’s Room!

Jennis has been invited by publicist Jane Harbury to be showcased at her Discoveries Series at Hugh’s Room, now in its 13th year. We are thrilled by the opportunity to play this…

BUSY FALL, NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS

Jennis had a wonderful summer full of outdoor playing opportunities that culminated in the 40th Annual Killaloe Fair on August 6th. We’ve got an equally busy fall lined up, playing all…

Jennis home from successful western-Canada tour

We had such an amazing time in June and July playing our way westward to Northern BC and back. We made new friends and great contacts, enjoyed visiting with friends…

Jennis is booking a western tour!

Jennis is excited to announce that we are embarking on a western tour at the end of June. We’ll be hitting many towns and cities, and even doing a rural…

WINNERS EVEN IF WE DIDN’T WIN THE BIG PRIZE

We didn’t win the big prize at the Toronto Blues Society‘s Talent Search Contest for which we were one of six nominees. But we sure felt like winners anyway! It was…

Another invitation to play the Ontario Regional Contact Jam

I am honoured to have been asked for the second year in a row to be the musician for the closing night of the Ontario Regional Contact Dance Jam. I’ll…

Another Theatrical Sound Design in the Can

I have just completed my second sound design for theatre this winter for Danny: King of the Basement, produced by First Light Theatre in Guelph. Thank you Rosemary Walton for…

HER2 plays to rave reviews!

The play I created sound and music for closes February 1st. It has enjoyed a stellar run with some fab reviews including this one by Susan Cole at Toronto’s Now…

Jennis Woodshedding While Dennis Snowbirds

Jennis is on a break from gigging until Dennis returns from his Costa Rica in the spring. (I am excited to visit in February!) Meanwhile, we are applying for festivals…

HER2 Opens January 13th!

I’ve been nose-down, ears charged and heart exploding while I create all the music and sound design for this new play. This is my second sound design/music composition job for…

Playing solo for charity yoga class supporting education in Kenya

Join me in a feel-good, inspiring holiday yoga experience led by Kathryn Bruni-Young, Meghan Bruni and Kate Gillespie. I will be creating an ambient musical accompaniment to guide our inward journey. Be…

First Production Meeting for Her2!

I’m very excited to have begun creative meetings with the brilliant production team for Maja Ardal‘s new play Her2. This will be my second stint as composer/sound designer for a…

Jennis Gigs Galore!

Jennis are hitting the road! We have gigs lined up all over southern Ontario September-November. We’ll be in Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Peterborough, Barrie, Guelph, Paisley and there are more bookings in the works. See my Gigs page for details.

Purchase “The Current” on Bandcamp or iTunes

If you missed picking up a cd at our launch, you may purchase either a cd or mp3s to download via Bandcamp. The digital album may also be downloaded from…

Jennis Album Launch Success!

Dennis Gaumond and I had a fantastic time launching The Current at The Monarch Tavern in Toronto on Friday, May 31 and in Eden Mills on June 6th. Thank you so…

I Am DJing A New Ecstatic Dance Event!

MOVE! GROOVE! SWEAT! RELEASE! LET GO!  Then hang out and enjoy great food at a prix fixe of $20. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday. $12. Barefoot, non-verbal, ecstatic dance and…

Medicine Groove — New Ecstatic Dance & Dinner Event

Starting May 18th, 2014, I will be DJ for a new ecstatic dance event called Medicine Groove at the legendary Babaluu dinner and dance club in Yorkville. It will be hosted by Babaluu’s owner,…

Ontario Regional Contact Dance Jam

I have been invited to be the musician for the Saturday night section of this year’s Ontario Regional Contact Dance Jam! Playing music in dialogue with dancers is one of…

Gigs

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Oct
Solo multi-instruments for Subsconscious Streams with Susan Anthony
Yoga Village, 240 Roncesvalles, Toronto
16
Dec
Solo multi-instruments for Wednesday Night Contact Dance Jam
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, ON