variety of musical and cultural experiences, from his French-Canadian
heritage to his travels
in Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America are evident in his lively
performances making him recognizable as one of
Manitoba's finest family
performers. Whether he is performing in English or in French, Jake's multi-cultural experiences bring an added depth
to his exceptional musicianship and winning performance style. He's met a monkey, climbed Guatemala's most active volcano - twice! - and swam in the sea with a rainbow of fish. Now Jake's adventures in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Thailand have blossomed into Walking in the Sun, a sunny collection of catchy sing-a-long tunes for the whole family. This
magical recording offers many musical styles including calypso, reggae and Cajun.
The John Lennon International Songwriting Contest honoured Jake with a Grand Prize for the song "Buzz Buzzity Buzz". Dedication to the educational entertainment of children, Jake Chénier has been warmly received in over 600 schools, fairs and festivals across Canada, and the United States.
Jake's multimedia planetarium show Dancing With
The Dinosaurs garnered rave reviews at the Pacific Space
Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.
children obviously enjoyed every minute of your performance. Your
ability to interact with genuine warmth with such a large audience was a
tremendous asset. It made Nathan Phillips Square feel intimate and
cozy...and that's not easy with 500 kids!"
- Events Coordinator - Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto, Ontario
in the sun is a fine album from an artist who deserves to be better
Hoffman - Today's Parent
|"Walking in the Sun - This new release might climb to the top of your list very quickly. It has a nice mix of rhythms and a message that honors Mother Earth"
Kathy O'Connell -
MetroKids, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
| "Walking in the Sun...is a delightful album full of upbeat
songs...Chénier has a gentle voice and a quick easy connection with young listeners."
Keri Sweetman - Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa,
|"...Jake's got the stuff - sensitivity to children's issues, really
gooood, catchy tunes and a genuine enthusiasm that's fresh, infectious and FUN! Good records - Good shows!"
Gordon Osland - Artistic
Director - Winnipeg International Children's Festival