3:00pm on the Buddha Barn MacDonald Stage
A holy hush so prevails a room at the first haunting notes sung by Vancouver’s songstress, Jenny Banai. Her voice has been described as ‘explosively fluid’ and her performance, ‘utterly captivating’. With a background in classical violin and gospel singing, her song-writing style leans on powerful vocal performance and story-telling melody and structure, adding dynamic to performances using a vocal loop station. Jenny released her debut, ‘Flowering Head’, co-produced by Peak Performance finalist Jordan Klassen in October 2015. A careful depiction of her delicate beginnings and dreamful incentives emerged with a sound reminiscent of Feist’s earlier hits. Galloping guitar notes, swoon-y violin and punchy dry beats mingle with her playful melodies, illuminating any given space. Having toured the album across Canada four times in the last two years, she is now in the studio again, putting her ever expanding muse and reflective solace to work.