Janyse Jaud (singer, songwriter, actress, author, and jazz 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 an orchard in Kelowna, British Columbia, Janyse had fun picking cherries, apples, and peaches! With Icelandic and French descent, Janyse loved to listen to her grandparents talk about persistence, fashion, and Norse mythology.
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 many 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 voiceover artists in animation, working with clients such as Marvel, The Cartoon Network, Disney, Alliance Atlantis, Paramount, Hasbro, and Warner Bros. A highlight was narrating the television series “Adoption Stories” and being at the Emmy’s in New York and winning! 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, Janyse met children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and became inspired to create a concept to help children build courage. She started with a music CD titled “The Magic Of Think”. The album was an immediate hit with children and their parents. It was honored to be chosen as a gift to the nominees for the GRAMMYS® and OSCARS® and to also win a Hollywood in Music and Media Award for Best Song. Janyse has continued to weave this inspirational theme into her songs, and now her original children’s books http://themagicofthink.com and YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/themagicofthink
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 take my mind off of it by trying something that would absolutely terrify me. Stand-up comedy. It was fun! Seth Rogan was in my class! I learned that a dream can be achieved and that sometimes, it’s just better to look at life in a humorous way.”
In terms of her music, her latest single “Dreamers”, her outlook and her life experience itself, it’s more than obvious that Janyse has stayed on her mission – to inspire people.