Jennarie

  • June 26, 2024
  • 8:30 pm
  • TD Village Stage

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Originating from Toronto, Canada, Jennarie (formerly known as Jenna Marie) is making waves as an independent artist with a captivating blend of R&B and jazz, drawing comparisons to Yebba, Amy Winehouse, and India.Arie while carving out a style uniquely her own. Renowned for her dynamic vocals, expansive vocal range, and vibrant personality, this Montréal-born queer artist has left an indelible mark on the Canadian jazz scene.

In November, Jennarie released her debut single, "My Body Treats Me Better," which achieved significant success, accumulating 9,000 streams on Spotify and receiving radio play on CBC. The track's empowering message of body liberation and self-love resonated with audiences, earning Jennarie recognition in Exclaim! magazine as one of "8 Emerging Canadian Artists You Need to Hear in February 2024."

In April, Jennarie followed up with her sophomore single, "Stop (You Can Let It Go)," which garnered even greater success, accumulating over 12,000 streams on Spotify and receiving radio play on CBC. "Stop (You Can Let It Go)" is a vibey R&B and pop track featuring lush vocal stacks and a touch of jazz harmony, inspiring listeners to choose compassion and self-love.

Recently, Jennarie posted a clip of her singing a new original song on Instagram. The song, now titled "Never Been Small," caught the attention of R&B superstar SZA, who re-shared the post to her feed. In just under one month, the videos using that sound went viral, amassing over 3.5 million views in total. The song has become highly anticipated and is set for release on May 30, 2024.
Jennarie was recently featured in the "Wild Women Cabaret," produced by Canadian icon Lorraine Segato from the Parachute Club, at the esteemed venue Base 31 in Prince Edward County, Canada. This accolade further solidifies her status as a rising star in the Canadian music scene.

Beyond her musical endeavors, Jennarie is deeply committed to community and inclusivity. She is an active member of Inkloosiv Voices, Toronto’s sole queer-run inclusive R&B and Gospel choir, and continues to advocate for accessibility in the arts, having completed Xenia’s Artists Accessibility Program training in October 2023.
Jennarie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Toronto and a DEC in Jazz Voice Performance from Vanier College.

As her journey unfolds, Jennarie remains dedicated to creating music that resonates deeply with listeners, offering solace, empowerment, and a celebration of self-love.

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