Occurs on Tuesday November 20 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Port Theatre
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4

Performance Notes

× JANN ARDEN is a Canadian-born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author. The much-celebrated artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with her debut album “Time for Mercy”, featuring the hit single “I Would Die for You”. Just one year later with “Living Under June”, she had her career breakout hit, “Insensitive”, that solidified her position in the music world. Her most recent album “These Are the Days” hit the shelves in March of 2018. With Grammy-winning producer Bob Rock behind the console once again this album could arguably be Jann’s most personal and poignant offering to date. Last year, she completed a highly successful 27 date Canadian tour, previewing two of the newly recorded songs, “A Long Goodbye” and “Everybody’s Always Pulling On Me”.

Arden has released 14 albums with 19 top ten singles. To date, Jann has received 8 Juno Awards including Female Artist of the Year (2001) and Songwriter of the Year (2002). She is also the recipient of 10 SOCAN Awards, 4 Western Canadian Music Awards, a Much Music Video Award, 3 Prairie Music Awards and an Alberta Recording Industry Association Award. In addition, Arden is the proud recipient of a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, is an inductee to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and has been given the Vantage Women of Originality Award. In 2012 she was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2013 was inducted into the Western Canadian Music Alliance Hall of Fame.

JANN ARDEN, is of course, also an author of note. Her previous releases include “If I Knew, Don’t You Think I’d Tell You”, “I’ll Tell You One Damn Thing, That’s All I Know” and her bestselling self-penned memoir “Falling Backwards”. In November of 2017, she released the Canadian bestseller “Feeding My Mother- Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss”. The book shares insights, loss, irony, and yes humour, as mother and daughter face the journey together.

Never one to settle into a single discipline, she is much in demand as a public speaker, a favourite frequent guest on CBC's Rick Mercer Report and a guest host on CTV's The Social. Arden’s philanthropic work has included World Vision, she performed in Live 8 and the MAC Cosmetics Fashion Cares AIDS Benefit. In recent years Jann has also supported Gilda’s Club in Toronto.

One thing is certain, whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with her quick wit or sharing her written word in a boldly honest voice – JANN ARDEN is a Canadian original – a brilliant multi-dimensional talent!

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