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Jorane in 2007
Jorane in 2007
Background information
Birth nameJorane Pelletier
Born (1975-10-12) October 12, 1975 (age 48)
OriginQuebec, Canada
Genrescello rock, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Cello, vocals, 6-string bass, cs80, piano, bonhomme disto, pieds, classical guitar
Years active1999–present
LabelsTaca, Avalanche, Aquarius, Six Degrees Records, L-A be

Jorane Pelletier (born October 12, 1975),[1] known professionally as Jorane, is a French-Canadian singer/cellist, who performs pop and alternative music style on the cello, a typically classical instrument, while singing at the same time.[2] She has released eight full-length studio albums to date.


Jorane worked with Sarah McLachlan for her record Afterglow. 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] That year she released her first album in English, The You and the Now;[4] she toured across Canada as well as in the United States and Europe in support of the album.[5]

Jorane released an album of music with French lyrics, Vers à soi, in 2007.[5] In July that year she performed an improvised piece to accompany the images she was presented with on a large screen, in Montréal as part of "Montréal Terre", a sister concert of the Live Earth concerts.[6]

Jorane's 2011 album Une sorcière comme les autres included consisted of cover songs, and the arrangements included ukulele and glockenspiel.[7] The next summer she performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival.[8]

Jorane composed the film score for films including Kamataki (2005) and Louis Cyr (2013),[9] and for the play Le journal d'Anne Frank.[10] In 2019 she performed as part of the festival Santa Teresa near Montreal.[11] She received two Jutra Award nominations for Best Original Music at the 9th Jutra Awards in 2007 for her work on Kamataki and A Sunday in Kigali (Un dimanche à Kigali), winning the award for the latter film.[12]


  • 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)
  • Hemenetset Pt.1 – EP (2019)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Album de l'année – Rock, Vent fou, Trophée Félix (Gala de l'ADISQ 2000) (Nominated)[13]
  • Interprète féminine de l'année, Trophée Félix (Gala de l'ADISQ 2000) (Nominated)[13]
  • Révélation de l'année, Trophée Félix (Gala de l'ADISQ 2000) (Nominated)[13]
  • Best New Solo Artist, JUNO Awards 2000 (Nominated)[14][15]
  • Francophone Album of the Year, Vers à soi, JUNO Awards 2008 (Nominated)[14]


  1. ^ Source: Correction requested by Jorane.
  2. ^ "Jorane: The You and the Now". Pop Matters, Tim O'Neil, July 18, 2005
  3. ^ Alex Strachan, "Frightful Halloween behaviour," The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec: October 31, 2004, pg. B.4.
  4. ^ Larry LeBlanc (September 25, 2004). "Jorane Delivers Now" – Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 68. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ a b "Jorane tisse un album tout en français". Ici Radio Canada, October 23, 2007
  6. ^ La fondation SEDNA
  7. ^ "Jorane devant Vigneault, Desjardins, Cohen et les autres". Le Devoir, Yves Bernard, January 26, 2011
  8. ^ "Montreal International Jazz Festival 2012: Jorane at Maison Symphonique; June 30, 2012". The Gazette (Montreal), July 1, 2012
  9. ^ "La musique de Jorane couplée à la force de Louis Cyr". La Presse, May 31, 2013.
  10. ^ "Le journal d’Anne Frank, Jorane". Le Devoir, Geneviève Tremblay, January 30, 2015
  11. ^ Philippe Rezzonico, "Santa Teresa : MGMT, Jorane et Hubert Lenoir au tableau d’honneur". Ici Radio Canada, May 19, 2019.
  12. ^ Adele Weder, "Top prize for 'Congorama' at Quebec's Jutra honors". The Hollywood Reporter, February 20, 2007.
  13. ^ a b c "Artistique 2000". Gala ADISQ Archives. Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ). Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Jorane (Awards and Nominations)". The JUNO Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  15. ^ Larry LeBlanc (February 12, 2000). "Morissette leads Canada's Juno nomination list". Billboard. pp. 45–. ISSN 0006-2510.

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