“Will’s Jams brings authentic family friendly music to CBC Kids and is a fan favourite on TV, online and at our events. ”
— Marie McCann, Senior Director of Children’s Content, CBC Kids
Will Stroet of Will's Jams is a JUNO-, WCMA- and CFMA-nominated musician, CBC Kids, Universal Kids and Kidoodle TV star, educator and dad, well loved for his original rock, folk, and blues music with witty wordplay and catchy choruses. For more than a decade, Will's been entertaining kids through his bilingual music in English and French, inspiring them to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world. This past May, Will released his 10th album, “Rocks and Roots," a celebration of nature, trying new things and going on outdoor adventures with family. It's a masterpiece of mischief and fun, further cementing Will’s Jams as the ultimate star of children’s rock and roll. Get ready for the mosh pit, kids!
This October, Will will be premiering his Will's Jams symphony show with the 67-piece Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Will first discovered his talent for writing kids music while completing his education degree at the University of B.C. After releasing his first album in 2005 and playing hundreds of shows around Vancouver, Will knew he had found his calling. In 2009, he took leave from teaching to pursue music full time and has never looked back. Over the years, Will has performed nearly 2,000 shows in theatres, festivals and schools across Canada and in China, and garnered national recognition for his English and French albums, including a 2017 JUNO nomination, six Western Canadian Music Award nominations, two from the Canadian Folk Music Awards and two from the Sirius XM Indies. In 2015, UBC’s Faculty of Education honoured Will in their top 100 Alumni awards, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Will's Jams (band show)
Catchy and kinetic, Will's Jams is a power trio who performs high-energy songs in English and French with fun actions and sing-along choruses. Kids and their parents will be cheering for libraries, loving their bikes and rallying for vegetables – all while they’re on their feet and dancing away. Will’s educational rock, pop and blues songs, peppered with witty wordplay, ignites imagination and motivates movement for the young and young-at-heart.
Will's Jams Live (multimedia show)
The Will’s Jams Live show is an interactive multimedia experience based on the hit TV series on CBC Kids. Will and his band perform their live musical show integrated with video projection and a live camera. The show features lots of sing-along fan favourites and first premiered in China in July 2017 as an engaging way to teach English vocabulary and is now on tour in Canada. Will’s educational rock, pop and blues songs, peppered with witty wordplay, ignites imagination and motivates movement for the young and young-at-heart.
Ages: 1-8 years old
Tech requirements: This show is best suited for theatres with video projection capabilities.
Languages: English with titles or English with Chinese titles
Number of people: 3 musicians (guitar, drum and bass) plus a tech