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Background information
Birth nameJorane Pelletier
Born (1975-10-12) October 12, 1975 (age 43)
OriginQuebec, Canada
Genrescello rock, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsCello, vocals, 6-string bass, CS80, piano, Bonhomme Disto, pieds, classical guitar
Years active1999–present
LabelsTaca, Avalanche, Aquarius, Six Degrees Records

Jorane Pelletier (born October 12, 1975),[1] known professionally as Jorane, is a French-Canadian singer/cellist, who is notable for her alternative music style on a typically classical instrument as well as her ability to sing while playing cello at the same time.

She has worked with Sarah McLachlan for her record Afterglow.[2] In 2004, the press also reported that Jorane would appear on a Halloween special of the television series ZeD to perform a "witchy acid cello".[3]

She has released eight full-length studio albums to date.

Jorane performed a completely improvised piece inspired by the images she was presented with on a large screen, in Montréal on July 7, 2007 as part of "Montréal Terre", a sister concert of the Live Earth concerts.[4]

In addition to her own recordings, she composed the film score for the 2013 film Louis Cyr.[5]


  • Vent fou (1999)
  • 16mm (2000)
  • Live au Spectrum (2002)
  • Evapore (2003)
  • The You and the Now (2004)
  • Canvas or Canvass (internet project) (2007)
  • Vers à soi (2007)
  • Dix (2008)
  • Une sorcière comme les autres (2011)
  • L'Instant aimé (2012)
  • mélopée (2014)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Album de l'année - Rock, Vent fou, Trophée Félix (Gala de l'ADISQ 2000) (Nominated)[6]
  • Interprète féminine de l'année, Trophée Félix (Gala de l'ADISQ 2000) (Nominated)[6]
  • Révélation de l'année, Trophée Félix (Gala de l'ADISQ 2000) (Nominated)[6]
  • Best New Solo Artist, JUNO Awards 2000 (Nominated)[7][8]
  • Francophone Album of the Year, Vers à soi, JUNO Awards 2008 (Nominated)[7]


  1. ^ Source: Correction requested by Jorane.
  2. ^ "Sarah McLachlan - Afterglow". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  3. ^ Alex Strachan, "Frightful Halloween behaviour," The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec: October 31, 2004, pg. B.4.
  4. ^ La fondation SEDNA
  5. ^ "La musique de Jorane couplée à la force de Louis Cyr". La Presse, May 31, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Artistique 2000". Gala ADISQ Archives. Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ). Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Jorane (Awards and Nominations)". The JUNO Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  8. ^ Larry LeBlanc (12 February 2000). "Morissette leads Canada's Juno nomination list". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 45–. ISSN 0006-2510.

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