Janice Jo Lee (she/her), aka Sing Hey, is a folk artist of Korean ancestry. She is a contemporary folk-soul musician, spoken word poet, playwright and educator from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. She is passionate about building flourishing communities based in justice and joy through art. On stage Janice performs vocal looping songs, with her trumpet, Korean jangu drum and guitar. She is a hard femme, queer, radical, comedian, truth-teller and trickster. In Fall of 2018, Janice’s one-woman musical satire, produced by Green Light Arts made its Toronto debut at Theatre Passe Muraille. The show is a tongue-in-cheek critique on interracial friendships and received critical acclaim (NNNN Now Toronto, ¾ Toronto Star). Currently she lives in Toronto performing with her trio, and organizes with SpeakNORTH, a national spoken word organization. Stay tuned for her upcoming albums Ancestor Song, and Lonely is the Lullaby.
Toronto Live Off The Floor! is a live performance series presented by CJRU 1280AM.
Between now and September 2020, we’ll be featuring a live streamed performance every other Wednesday afternoon, along with an in-depth live streamed interview every other Monday afternoon, done with different emerging music artists based in Toronto and the surrounding area.
The purpose of this series is to connect our audience with local artists of different genres and styles – who come from and identify with different communities that help make Toronto the city that it is, most especially within its music scene. Within that, this series also aims to place an emphasis on musicians who are students at Ryerson University.
This series is funded and made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada.