Janice Jo Lee is a dynamic artist. She is a second-generation Korean-Canadian settler based in Toronto, Ontario. She is a folk-soul-jazz singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer, spoken word poet, theatre maker, and arts and anti-oppression facilitator. Lee’s artwork has always been one with her activism. Her artistic works are immersed in issues of gender empowerment, community, climate change, the environment and antiracism. With her guitar, looping pedal, trumpet, Korean janggu drum, disarmingly funny candour and poetically-rich lyrics, Lee commands the stage. She conjures warm energy, asks questions about our times, and leaves audiences rejuvenated and aglow.
Lee has toured with her music and poetry. Highlights include Philadelphia Folk Festival, PacRim Diversity Conference (Hawaii), Hillside (Guelph), Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival, In The Soil (St Catharines), TaiwanFest (Toronto), Toronto Korean Fest, ArtsWells (Wells, BC), Verses (Vancouver), Victorious Voices (Victoria, BC), and perverse/cite (Montreal). Her album Ancestor Song launches this year. http://janicejolee.ca and http://instagram.com/janjolee