Janel Jones is an outstanding Guyanese-Canadian vocalist based in Toronto whose passion for music is evident in every performance. Her dynamic and expressive voice has been described as smooth, warm, and soulful, capturing the hearts of audiences wherever she performs.

Janel’s music is a brilliant fusion of jazz, funk, and neo-soul, where she seamlessly blends her diverse musical background and experiences to create a unique sound that defines her style. She began studying concert piano at a young age, later adding the trumpet and exploring jazz, incorporating all of these influences into her defining sound.

Her introduction to jazz began after joining the junior jazz band on trumpet in high school, where she quickly fell in love with the genre and went on to participate in various jazz and concert music ensembles, performing in festivals such as MusicFest Canada and Disney Magic Music Days in Canada and the USA.

Janel has had the privilege of studying voice with renowned masters such as Lisa Martinelli, Tena Palmer, and Rita di Ghent. She has also lent her voice as a background singer for artists of varying genres including Kal Cheung, Miray, and Rita di Ghent.

Janel has performed at a wide range of venues and festivals across the GTA, including ALPHA, The Flato Theatre, The Regent Theatre, Gate 403, 120 Diner, and Mây Cafe, among others. She spent two years performing with the Etobicoke Jazz Band and is an occasional guest of the Toronto All-Star Big Band. Janel is also an in-demand private piano and voice teacher in the GTA and a session musician.

Janel earned her BFA with Honours in Music from York University’s School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, where she studied jazz voice under Sacha Williamson, refining her skills to create her unique sound. She is currently focused on her solo project, regularly performing with her own group, and collaborating with other musicians and artists to create compelling new music.

Janel’s dynamic energy and original style have cemented her as a rising star in the music industry. Her soulful voice and authentic approach to music continue to captivate audiences, leaving them wanting more, and her unique fusion of musical influences promises to push the boundaries of jazz and R&B for years to come.