Jennifer Gasoi

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Jennifer Gasoi
Born 1973/1974 (age 42–43)[1]
Vancouver, British Columbia
Origin Vancouver
Genres children's

Jennifer Gasoi (born c. 1974) is a Canadian children's musician, noted for her albums Songs For You and Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Vancouver, Gasoi graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 1996.[1][2][3] While at McGill, Gasoi joined a jazz choir led by Ranee Lee. After graduation, Gasoi further developed her jazz skills at Capilano University's jazz program.[4]


During her post-graduate years in Vancouver, Gasoi sung in local jazz concerts with Linton Garner. She appeared at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival from 1999 to 2001.[5] She moved to Montreal in 2002 and two years afterwards released her first children's album, Songs For You.[1]

In late 2012, she released her second children's album, Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well.[4] The album was nominated for the Children's Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards. It was also nominated for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014, winning the award for Best Children's Album. Gasoi is the first Canadian to win a Grammy in that category.[6]


  • Songs for You (2004)
  • Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well (2012)

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Greenaway, Kathryn (28 September 2012). "Gasoi sings for children, their folks". The Gazette. Montreal. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Grammys 2014: Michael Bublé, Jennifer Gasoi win early awards". CBC News. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "McGill's 12 Juno nominees". McGill University. 20 February 2013. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Solomon, Heather. "Singer shapes children's spirits with her songs" (PDF). Canadian Jewish News. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Robinson, Matthew (13 December 2013). "Grammy, Juno nominations highlight Jennifer Gasoi's big year". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Patch, Nick (26 January 2014). "Grammy Awards: Michael Bublé, Jennifer Gasoi win Grammys at pre-telecast". Toronto Star. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Patch, Nick (26 January 2014). "Montreal-based, Vancouver-raised Jennifer Gasoi wins first Grammy Award". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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