About The Artist: Janyse Jaud (singer/songwriter, actress and dancer) is an exciting and versatile talent, and has been featured in a prolific spectrum of media, from television to film, animation and music, to anime and video games. Raised on a farm in Kelowna, British Columbia and of Icelandic and French descent, Janyse started performing in theatre, music and ballet at the age of five. She wrote her first song at the age of nine and her influences are an amalgam of different artists and genres. Janyse has received awards for her songwriting from the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Independent Music Awards, Hollywood Music Awards and the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards. She has several of her songs placed in Film and Television, including works starring Pamela Anderson, Dean Cain, Chad Allen, Sally Pressman and more. Janyse is also one of the top cartoon voiceover artists in the world, working with clients such as Marvel Comics, The Cartoon Network, Disney, and narrating the Emmy award-winning series “Adoption Stories”. Janyse’s acting talent has been honed under the guidance of Ivana Chubbuck, coach also to Oscar winners Halle Berry and Charlize Theron. Through her work in animation, she met children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and became inspired to create a children’s CD to help kids, titled “The Magic Of Think”. “I called it The Magic Of Think because the premise is that you can think of something positively or negatively – it’s your choice. But by thinking positively and being persistent, you can and will achieve your dreams.” The album was an immediate hit with children and their parents and was honored to be chosen as a gift to the nominees for the GRAMMYS® and OSCARS®. Now Janyse has woven this inspirational theme into all of her songs. The inspirational messages of her songs were taken from her own first hand experience, after being in a car accident. “The doctor told me that I could end up in a wheelchair, and that I should seriously consider changing careers,” she recounts. “So I decided to try something that would absolutely terrify me. Stand-up comedy. It was fun and took my mind off of the seriousness of the accident. None of the things the doctor warned me of came to pass. I took care of myself and I recovered. It was from that I learned that a dream can be achieved and that sometimes, it’s just better to look at life in a humorous way.”
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