We had a smooth, inspiring, productive day in the studios of Escarpment Sound on August 24, 2018. Bed tracks were recorded for five new songs with Tom Wolf on drum kit and percussion. Thank you to owner-engineer Brian Hewson for a fine facility and great work. The new album is gaining momentum!
We’d love to see you at our Tour Homecoming Shows in Toronto and Guelph. These will be the last performances in our home cities before Dennis takes flight south for the winter. We’ll be working hard on plans for the new album while he is away though!
Saturday, September 23, 9pm
Freetimes Café, 320 College St
Friday, September 29, 9pm
Silence, 46 Essex St
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 make our sound compete on the world stage of roots music. We have launched an Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign which gives us the opportunity to offer fun and creative perks to those who donate.
If you have enjoyed our music and performances, please show your support by donating any amount from $10 to $1,000 and enjoy one or more of the great perks we’re offering in exchange. Be a part of keeping independent, original, conscious music alive in Canada!
This is the link to our campaign: https://igg.me/at/Jennis-Second-Album
Sat, Jul 29 The Foundry, Thunder Bay, ON
Wed, Aug 2 House Concert, Calgary, AB
Thu, Aug 3 The Hive, Canoe, BC (Salmon Arm)
Sat, Aug 5 Stoney Pocket Music Festival, Pender Island, BC
Sun, Aug 6 Treehouse Café, Salt Spring Island, BC
Aug 11-13 Robson Valley Festival, Dunster, BC
Wed, Aug 16 House Concert, Saskatoon, SK
Fri, Aug 18 The Ship & Plough, Gimli, MB
Sat, Aug 19 The Foundry, Thunder Bay, ON
It’s in the can! We’re thrilled to be coming out west again this summer and playing each province between Ontario and BC. We’re particularly excited to visit the Gulf Islands this summer and to be playing my favourite festival to date, The Robson Valley Festival! (I’m up for a world festival tour to make more comparisons!) Please share this post with your friends from Manitoba to BC and we’ll show them a good time. They can message us through this web site or at our JennisMusic Facebook Page ~ Jen
We are thrilled to be showcasing tonight at The Toronto Blues Summit! We have a primo time slot at midnight and are excited to enjoy some great acts that are also performing throughout the weekend. We hope to make a vibrant impression on the many festival bookers who will be in attendance as we begin to plan our second wester-Canada tour for this coming summer.
Wow, what a great season we had with our summer tour leading straight into oodles of gigs in the summer and fall. We’ve got a new promo video on our home page, thanks to the great work of videographer Olya Glotka. We’ve got an Ontario Arts Council creations grant application in the works (fingers crossed). Dennis has wrapped up a whole album’s worth of new song sketches and left Jen to concoct her parts while he travels Southeast Asia with his wife and daughter over the winter. Thanks to all who have supported us this year and we look forward to entertaining you with a fresh set of material in 2017!
Jennis has been invited by publicist Jane Harbury to be showcased at her Discoveries Seriesat Hugh’s Room, now in its 13th year. We are thrilled by the opportunity to play this fine venue and hope to find the room full of supportive friends, family and fans.
For this night of new and exciting talents, the cost is $15 in advance or $17 at the door. The club serves reasonably-priced food. It is advisable to call ahead for reservations – 416.531.6604. Or reserve online here: http://hughsroom.com/reservations/
Hugh’s Room is located at 2261 Dundas Street West. www.hughsroom.com
Survey: We’re writing a grant application and one of the questions we need to answer for the jury is “What do other people say they see in your work?” So if you’ve seen us or enjoyed our album, what does your experience of Jennis say to you? Please help us get the grant by offering your 2 cents in the comment window below! Thank you for taking a few moments to support our Artist Development Grant!
We’ve 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 over southern Ontario.
Several new songs are in the works and we’ve been discussing arrangements, creating parts and planning for the preproduction of album #2. Already we’re looking at offers to play house concerts and other fine venues in the spring after Dennis returns from visiting his daughter in Vietnam. It seems everywhere we go and play to a new audience, we make enthusiastic contacts with people offering us attractive gigs for the next time we come to town. This includes some people involved in some of our favourite western-Canada festivals. So things are really rolling for Jennis. We are grateful and excited! Thanks for your support everyone!