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

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…

Gigs

  • 21
    Sep
    Jennis plays Manitoulin Island
    Café in the Woods, # 2619 Hwy 540, Little Current, ON
  • 04
    Oct
    Jennis Guelph Album Launch
    Black Heritage Hall, 83 Essex Street, Guelph, ON
  • 06
    Oct
    Jennis Toronto Album Launch
    The Burdock, 1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
  • 11
    Oct
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
  • 12
    Oct
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
  • 04
    Dec
    Solo for Contact Dance Jam
    Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Ave, 3rd fl, Toronto, Ontario
  • 06
    Dec
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road
  • 07
    Dec
    Jennis in Picton, ON
    Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road