Jazz vocalist and composer Jeannette Lambert has been singing at festivals and jazz clubs all her life. Raised in Canada with mixed race (Dutch, Indonesian and German) ancestry, straddling east and west, Jeannette combines music, intuition and improvisation to compose unique, artistic music. She lives in Montréal with her husband, jazz drummer, composer and visual artist Michel Lambert & their two sons, sound poet/rappers van garden (Jerome) and beamer! (Theo) who are also members of Jeannette’s Genius Loci Ensemble. Jeannette’s brother, jazz guitarist Reg Schwager, is the fifth member of the ensemble.

Her vocal project Opera of the Unspoken: Island of Unrest is available on Bandcamp and features music composed for ancestral healing. Other recent albums which explore music inspired by the spirit of place, Genius Loci North, Genius Loci East, Genius Loci Mixtape are also available on her Bandcamp page.  You can find the re-issue of her first compact disc Ask Her in Japan on the Muzak label (ジャネット ランべル), her early cassette release Something I Said and Lone Jack Pine a live concert ep with Michel and Barre Phillips at Bandcamp as well. You can view the award-winning videos created by her son Théo (beam.illustrator on Instagram) for the album Genius Loci North here.

Each Genius Loci North limited edition album features its own unique strip of birch bark from fallen trees in Northern Ontario

She also performs on Michel Lambert’s Ars Transmutatoria series of recordings. You can read about her work and collaborations with Michel in La Gazette Bleu (in French). You can find more info at Jazz from Rant, their musicians’ collective and label.

And you can read about her creative process on her blog, links on the sidebar. And there you can also translate this site into a variety of languages.


“a multi-disciplinary master work” THEWHOLENOTE (Canada)

“Attention, la voix envoûtante de Jeannette est addictive !”

“art at a very high level” CADENCE (USA)

“deep emotion that only excellent vocals have – an extremely rare singer”


“joyous music … virtuosic” THEWHOLENOTE (Canada)

“delicateness, creativity and telepathic interaction” ALL MUSIC GUIDE (USA)

“one of the most interesting jazz-poetry albums of the recent decade”


“brilliant and melodious” THEWHOLENOTE (Canada)

“a tour de force … a jewel” JAZZWISE (France)

“D’une rigueur belle et rare!” LE SOLEIL (Canada)

“enchanting singing voice” JAZZ CRITIQUE (Japan)