Thanks for dropping by!

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

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…

Gigs

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Feb
Solo for Synergy Dance Lab
Arrayspace, 155 Walnut Ave, Toronto
08
Feb
Solo for Buddha On Fire charity yoga class
Mosaic Yoga, Toronto
02
Mar
Solo for Synergy Dance Lab
Arrayspace, 155 Walnut Ave, Toronto
01
May
Jennis in Corbyville, ON (near Belleville)
Live Is Where It's At, TV show, Signal Brewery, 86-87 River Road
20
May
Solo multi-instruments for Wednesday Night Contact Dance Jam
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, ON
29
May
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
30
May
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
06
Jun
Jennis at Auerhouse Concert Series, Thornhill, ON
Contact me for details
01
Jul
Solo multi-instruments for Wednesday Night Contact Dance Jam
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, ON
03
Jul
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
04
Jul
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
11
Sep
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
12
Sep
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
20
Nov
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
21
Nov
Jennis in Picton, ON
Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road