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.
Locals won’t want to miss Arden as she plays Mary Winspear Centre, June 16 to 18.
A multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and author, Arden has released 15 albums with 19 top-10 singles. Her most recent project, Descendant, was released in January 2022 and features a 15-song collection representing the last 18 months of Arden’s life and head space. With a bold, beautiful, and empowering sound, Descendant signifies a return to form for the multifaceted artist, reflecting on where she came from and where she is headed.
Arden’s accolades include eight JUNO Awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, 10 SOCAN Awards and four Western Canadian Music Awards, to name a few. In 2020, she was announced as an inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She has also been inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and has been awarded the Order of Canada.
Arden has written five books, the most recent being her new memoir IF I KNEW THEN: Finding Wisdom in Failure and Power in Aging, released October 2020. This follows Arden’s 2017 Canadian bestseller, FEEDING MY MOTHER: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss, which spent a combined 44 weeks on The Globe and Mail bestsellers lists.
Season 2 of Arden’s CTV hit original comedy series JANN premiered in September 2020. With Arden serving as co-creator and star of the show where she plays a fictionalized version of herself, Season 1 of JANN was the most-watched new Canadian comedy series of the 2018-19 broadcast season. The third season of JANN was set to go into production in early 2021.