UW alumna highlighting local talent in documentary

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Article Link By Keira Koroma  January 17, 2017 Becca Redden, 2016 graduate of the former UW independent studies program, continues her independent streak with ambitious documusical Sing Hey, collaborating with past Kitchener Artist in Residence Janice Lee. While at UW, Redden utilised the relative freedom of the independent studies program to focus on social justice and media, so […]

Projects Coming Out In 2018

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It’s going to be a big year for me friends! The Legend of Sing Hey  Feature documusical directed by Becca Redden. Premieres Feb 10, 2018, 2pm Princess Twin Cinema, Waterloo, $10 BUY TICKET           Will You Be My Friend A Musical Satire by Janice Jo Lee A remount of my one-person […]

Opening for Alysha Brilla Album Release

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Mark your calendars! *Friday, Sept 29th* Better yet, get your tickets in advance: Tickets available now: https://alyshabrillastarlight.eventbrite.ca/  Alysha Brilla & The Brilltones invite you to come celebrate Brilla’s fourth studio album release, “Rooted”; a rhythmic collection of songs with themes of inner strength, empowerment and spirituality. Let’s get Rooted. This hometown show will be part of […]

The Dream Tour with Elsa Jayne

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Teaming up with my friend, fellow Kitchener-Waterloo folk musician Elsa Jayne for a little tour in Southern Ontario. We have put together a few song collaborations and had a lot of fun with our cloud scene photoshoot. Come to our shows! Fri March 24, 2017, 8pm, Mahtay Cafe St Catharines, $10 Sat March 25, 2017, […]

Folk Alliance Intl Official Showcases

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I am excited to announce that I have been selected as an Official Showcase Artist for Folk Alliance International’s 2017 Conference called Forbidden Folk, in Kansas City. Looking forward to meeting folk artists and festival organizers from around the world! Big shout out to my friend and mentor Alysha Brilla for helping me reach this […]

So many free noon hour shows!

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It’s finally summer and you can catch me chillin on a patio near you! Fri June 3, 2016 – Waterloo, ON Noon-1pm, Kultrun Market, 8 Regina St N, Free Fri June 10, 2016 – Kitchener, ON Noon-1pm, City Hall 200 King St W, Free Sat June 11, 2016 – Toronto, ON Open Tuning Fest, Details […]

Press: Grand River Media Coop Podcast

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Sing Hey! Love, Struggle, and Community with Janice Jo Lee Submitted by GRMC on Thu, 01/28/2016 – 01:33 Download Podcast Audio:: Sing Hey! Love, Struggle, and Community with Janice Jo Lee Kitchener based artist Janice Jo Lee joins AW@L Radio in studio for a discussion on her new album Sing Hey and the cross Canada tour […]

Press: 570 News

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Former Kitchener Artist in Residence to release 2nd album Thursday by CANDACE COBBING Posted Jan 21, 2016 7:34 am EST You may recognize her as Kitchener’s last Artist in Residence or her video poem series, “Folk Myths of Kitchener” and now Janice Jo Lee is releasing her latest album called “Sing Hey.” This is Lee’s […]

Press: Artin’ Around with Janice Lee

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The Community Edition: ARTIN’ AROUND WITH JANICE LEE Erin McLean-Purdon CONTRIBUTOR PHOTO COURTESY HANNAH MARIE From the outside, Janice Lee has had a successful year. She received the “Leading Women, Building Communities” award from the Ontario Women’s Directorate, was the 2015 Oktoberfest Woman of the Year in Arts and Culture, and as the City of […]

Folk Myths of Kitchener – Reception Dec 11, 2015

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Folk Myths of Kitchener: Videopoems, posters and photos by Janice Lee. Kitchener Artist in Residence Janice Lee presents contemporary folk tales discovered in our city. Read the poems inspired by local residents’ stories of the Iron Horse Trail, the market, the libraries and downtown. See photos of residents turned spoken word actors for the Folk […]

Sing hey: new album coming soon

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I spent October recording my new solo music album at The Monolith Studio in Kitchener. We recorded entirely on analogue tape and it sounds live, stripped down and very me. I kept saying to myself to make the music I wanted to make, and not to think about what is radio-friendly or what people might […]