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Daniel Janke

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Janke


Daniel Janke is a Canadian composer, pianist, filmmaker and media artist who lives in Whitehorse Yukon.


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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Lucie D and the Immortals

There is a new sound in town! On Thursday June 21, Lucie D and the Immortals will debut their new EP, Les Thèmes de la Vie (Themes of Life), from 7 to 9 p.m. at Baked Café. The new collaborative band consists of Lucie Desaulniers, as lead vocalist... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Musical ear candy – that’s how Daniel Janke describes the Problematic Orchestra. “It’s pretty wacky music,” he said of the 20-person chamber music group he directs. “Some of it is very playful, as the title implies. “It’s not often you get a... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The cupboard behind Dan Sokolowski’s head is still covered with the multi-coloured Post-it notes he’s been using to assign the 86 short films in this year’s Dawson City International Short Film Festival to various categories for Friday, Saturday... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Janke

Trying to provide professional-calibre orchestral music in a small northern city can be ... well, problematic. Just ask Daniel Janke. "The main problem is we don't have an orchestra. We live in a community where the demographic doesn't really... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: by courtesy of Olivier de Colombel

If you go by way of Laos and the U.S. East Coast, the journey from France to Yukon is anything but a straight line. But a brief reunion of two lifelong friends in Paris two summers ago proves you can get from there to here. During a 2015 bike tour... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Geneviève Doyon and Jessica Hickman have, once again, combed through silent films, searching for excerpts to play on a screen to an audience. This is the third year they’ve done it. Doyon and Hickman are the co-artistic directors of Open Pit... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Amongst them, the members of Winter Trio have probably racked up around 120 years of performing. As a distinct musical entity, though, they're just hitting their stride. The group consists of pianist/composer Daniel Janke, bassist Paul Bergman and... Read more

Yukon Music

One of Canada’s busiest and most versatile violinists will perform in Whitehorse on May 17 as part of his collaboration with local composer Daniel Janke on an upcoming CD of contemporary string music. Read more

Yukon Music

Why settle for karaoke night in a bar when you can parade your singing talent at the Yukon Arts Centre? "I think people miss singing in their lives, or miss music in their lives," claims Whitehorse composer and filmmaker Daniel Janke. "It can just Read more

Yukon Music

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Jazz Yukon is delivering yet another one-of-a-kind show next week. On April 23, Toronto bass player George Koller will perform alongside Yukon percussionist Ken Searcy and muti-instrumentalist Daniel Janke in a concert Read more

Yukon Music

Whitehorse resident Daniel Janke has two passions: film and music. Janke has been writing and directing his own films in addition to creating music for theatre, dance, and concerts. He's also toured Canada multiple times with different groups, ... Read more

Yukon Music

Kim Barlow's Send-Off Concert will feature Barlow playing with Helene Beaulieu, Dave Haddock, Andrea McColeman, Lonnie Powell and Micah Smith, as well as special guests Kim Beggs, Natalie Edelson Bob Hamilton and Daniel Janke. Read more

Yukon Music

The trio experiments with a variety of jazz influences, performing primarily from the edgier, aggressive "East Coast" school of jazz, but also adds in some smoother, milder "West Coast" influences, for flavour. Read more

Yukon Music

She's leaving behind her sterile, affluent, predictable world and putting herself in the hands of the White Rabbit — who is late for an "important" date. Once in that world, she is looking for a way home. She is, in Daniel Janke's words, "the archety Read more

Photography - Film

In an interview, two weeks before Longest Night 2009, director Daniel Janke said the evening was still a mystery to him. "I've been writing new material – we are all writing new material – so there is not much that anyone has ever heard before...." Read more

Yukon Music

Janke, the writer/composer/director, is better known as a composer of contemporary music and creator of the six-part Northern Town. This is his first animated film and it has actually been a 20-year journey. Read more

Photography - Film

One of the perks of being a composer is being able to jam with friends. On a trip last year to Montréal, Daniel Janke got in touch with an old friend, Jean-Pierre Zanella, who is well known in the Montréal jazz scene as a saxophonist, composer and ar Read more

Yukon Music

A young Canadian string quartet that has become one of the most-celebrated chamber ensembles in the international music scene will be performing a newly commissioned work by Whitehorse composer Daniel Janke this month at the Yukon Arts Centre. Read more

Yukon Music