MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
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Jane Mortifee's first love is singing! She has performed as a guest soloist on numerous television and live musical specials such as the Canada Day Special, The David Foster Special, and as an opening act for Bob Newhart at Expo ’86. She was a regular background singer on the Tom Jones, Paul Anka, and Rolf Harris TV series. She has also performed in many solo concerts, as well as in various club bands over the years. A career highlight for Jane was singing background vocals for Ray Charles.
Having sung as a background singer on countless albums she finally began recording her own CDs, the first being ‘Conversations’ – a collection of favourite ballads in various musical stylings, and her second CD, ‘Give Me Something Real’. Her third CD 'Get Ready' is a full-on R&B collection. Future CD projects include a Christmas album of lesser known Christmas songs, and a children’s lullaby album. As if that wasn't enough, Jane has released a novel, and is working on another!
Jane Mortifee has been active in theatre, film, television and the studios doing voice-overs, jingles, and animated series for over thirty years. She has been nominated for an Actra Award and three Jessie Awards for her work in ‘John Gray’s Rock and Roll’ and ‘Don Messer’s Jubilee’ and Ann Mortifee’s ‘Reflections on Crooked Walking’. She has also performed in numerous theatrical productions including ‘Cabaret’, ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’, ‘Godspell’, ‘Jubalay’, ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’, ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’, ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’, John Gray’s ‘Amelia’ and ‘The Tree, The Tower and The Flood’ and Ann Mortifee’s ‘When The Rains Come’, among others. She has appeared in episodic television productions of Neon Rider, 21 Jump Street, Danger Bay and Airwolfe, as well as mini-series and feature films including the acclaimed ‘My American Cousin’.
Through her singing and voiceover work, Jane has supported a number of charitable organizations on a regular basis including The Variety Club Telethon, The Shooting Stars Foundation (Starry Night, Motown Meltdown), Seva, Education Without Borders, and Crystal Mountain: A Society for Eastern and Western Studies. Jane received a YWCA Women of Distinction nomination in Arts and Culture and was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame on November 11, 2002.
Join us for the official CD launch of Jane Mortifee's new album 'Just Here Just Now Just Enough' produced by Bill Sample, mixed and mastered by Miles Foxx Hill. She will be joined by the talented musicians who were the music makers on this project: Bill Sample on keyboards and piano and background vocals, Miles Foxx Hill on bass, Tim Porter on guitar, Randall Stoll on drums, Tom Keenlyside on sax and Darlene Cooper on background vocals. Jane did the official launch for her last CD on the St James Hall stage 14 years ago. She’s happy to be back!
READ a review of the album by Will Chernoff on the 'Rhythm Changes' web site here.
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