Jani Lauzon

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Jani Lauzon
Jani Lauzon at the 2018 CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser
Jani Lauzon at the 2018 CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser
Background information
Born (1959-09-29) September 29, 1959 (age 62)
East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada
LabelsRA Records

Jani Lauzon (born September 29, 1959)[1] is a Canadian puppeteer and musician of Métis heritage from East Kootenay, British Columbia.[2] She is a three-time Juno Award Nominee with Muppet Show credits that include additional puppetry on Follow That Bird, performing on The Jim Henson Hour, and the character Dip in the Sesame Street Canada television special "Basil Hears a Noise".

Her other non-Henson credits include Maggie on Groundling Marsh and regular roles on The Big Comfy Couch, The Longhouse Tales, Alligator Pie, Happy Castle, Prairie Berry Pie, Mr. Dressup, Wumpa's World, Little Star and Iris the Happy Professor.

Lauzon has also appeared on camera in TV and movies such as Code Name: Eternity, Conspiracy of Silence, Business Management, Maggie's Life, Bingo Road and Destiny Ridge.

She was worked as a radio actress on several radio stations including CBC Radio. In 2012, she performed a dual role as Cordelia and the Fool in an all-aboriginal production of William Shakespeare's King Lear at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, alongside a cast that also included August Schellenberg as Lear, Tantoo Cardinal as Regan, Billy Merasty as Gloucester and Craig Lauzon as Kent.[3]

Lauzon resides in Toronto, Ontario.


  • Blue Voice/New Voice (1994/2000) RA Records, distributor Indiepool
  • Hearts of the Nations (1997) The Banff Centre/Sweet Grass
  • Thirst (1998) RA Records
  • Heartbeat 2: More Voices of First Nations Women (1998) Smithsonian Folkways
  • Contemporary Native American Music (2006)
  • Mixed Blessings (2007) [2]


  1. ^ "Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia - Lauzon, Jani". Canadiantheatre.com. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "native-drums.ca". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  3. ^ [1][permanent dead link]

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