Being a woman in Jazz, Janine dedicates her career in music and education to being a voice for change within the community.
Born and raised in Calgary, Janine moved to Vancouver to complete a Bachelor of Music followed by a Bachelor of Education from UBC. She is an active member of the Vancouver music scene, playing regularly with Cookin' With Brass, Space Elevator, Impressions Big Band and others. Janine is a teacher with the West Vancouver School District and continues to grow the band and music programs at the elementary level.
Janine combines her passion for the empowerment of young women and her love of music making to push the boundaries of the genre, increase the visible representation of women in the industry, and inspire tomorrow’s women of music.