Jean-François Breau

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Jean-François Breau
Born (1978-07-29) July 29, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Marie-Ève Janvier

Jean-François Breau (born 29 July 1978, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian singer-songwriter of Acadian origin.


Born in Hamilton, Ontario of an Acadian father originating from Tracadie–Sheila and a mother originating from Matane, the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Jean-François Breau grew up in Tracadie–Sheila, on the Acadian Peninsula, in the Gloucester county of New Brunswick. He presently resides in Quebec.

After finishing his secondary education, Jean-Francois studied medicine. He was a health major at University of Moncton's Shippagan Campus to become a cardiologist. But his love of music prevailed.

In 2004, he took over the lead role in another musical comedy Don Juan of Félix Gray. His role was opposite the lead role of Marie-Ève Janvier. The show had 350 presentations in Canada, France and South Korea, and the album from the show featuring songs by Breau sold 350,000 worldwide.

Breau launched his first solo album in 2001 the self-titled Jean-François Breau on Quartett Music, followed by a second solo album Exposé in 2006 with ICI Musique.

In 2008, he toured Quebec with Marie-Ève Janvier, his girlfriend. In the summer of 2009, they recorded their first joint album entitled Donner pour donner, followed by a second joint album La vie à deux reelased on 19 September 2011. The joint single "J'ai un problème", a cover of a 1973 Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan song, became a big hit for Jean-François Breau and Marie-Ève Janvier.[1]

They both took part in a revival of Don Juan in February 2012[2] where Breau played the role of Don Juan opposite Janvier in the role of Maria. This was followed by joint promotional tour called La vie à deux tour in Quebec in Spring 2012.

In popular culture[edit]



  • 2001: Jean-François Breau (Quartett Music)
  • 2006: Exposé (ICI Musique)
Marie-Ève Janvier and Jean-François Breau
  • 2009 - Donner pour donner
  • 2011 - La vie à deux
Featured in
  • 2003: Don Juan (Guy Cloutier Communications)
  • 2004: Don Juan (L'intégrale) (Guy Cloutier Communications)


Marie-Ève Janvier and Jean-François Breau

Awards and main appearances[edit]

  • "Personality of the Year in New Brunswick" - awarded by the New Brunswick francophones media outlets
  • 2002: "Album of the Year" at Gala des Éloizes in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 2002: "Spectacle show of the year" at the same Gala
  • 2002: Nomination for "Revelation of the Year" at Gala of ADISQ
  • 2002: Nomination for "Francophone Album of the Year" at the East Coast Music Award
  • 2005: "Prix Éloizes" in Moncton


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