Cat Jahnke
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Cat Jahnke

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SELF

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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Two local singer-songwriters are finalists in the world's largest songwriting competition.

Songs by Keri Latimer - a member of alt-country group Nathan - and Cat Jahnke have been shortlisted in the International Songwriting Competition, an annual contest for amateur and professional songwriters from around the world.

Latimer's song The Wind has been nominated in the roots/Americana category while Jahnke's song None Of Those Things is up for the best performance award.

First place winners in each category are awarded $1,000 US in cash and $3,000 in prizes.

The public can vote for the best overall song at Winners will be announced in March. - Winnipeg Free Press


The Stories Are Taking Their Toll (2010)
O Night Divine (Christmas CD) (2008)
None Of Those Things (2006)
Cathartic (2003) EP



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150,000 kilometres of highways and boulevards…

A thousand stories to tell of what she’s seen...

It’s unlikely there are many people as intimately familiar with the inside of a KIA hatchback as Cat Jahnke (pronounced "Yong-KEE"). With her trusty guitar in hand, this singer-songwriter and die-hard prairie girl has racked up an impressive record, having performed over 300 shows across Canada in only a few short years.

When not on the road, Cat has been busy writing and recording her new CD “The Stories Are Taking Their Toll.” This latest full-length album contains 13 songs which range from quirky pop tunes to folk rock rants, all highlighting Cat’s incomparable vocal quality, her multi-instrumentalist skills, and her trademark tongue-in-cheek storytelling. Standouts on the album include “Apple,” chosen as the theme song for the hit NBC webseries “Ctrl,” and "You Do Me Wrong,” which won Best Original Score at the 168 Hour Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.

This album follows the success of Cat’s 2006 release, “None of Those Things,” a breakout performance that earned her songwriting accolades from numerous international competitions, two featured slots in the revolutionary European video game system, “iDance,” as well as greater exposure on the Canadian media scene, including extensive airplay on CBC Radio and a featured song spot on the CTV hit television series “Degrassi: The New Generation.”

Not one to limit herself to what she’s already done, in the past few years Cat and her songwriting prowess have been in demand on a variety of projects. Working in partnership with various producers in Hollywood, Cat has scored several short films, penned and produced made-to-order pop tunes for movie trailers, and composed the theme song and all related music for the first ever standalone webseries created by a major television network (NBC's "Ctrl” starring Tony Hale).

All this, in addition to her demanding touring schedule, has further honed Cat’s songwriting craft and musical abilities, and with one listen of her new album, it shows. Though it may be true that for Cat “The Stories are Taking Their Toll,” the rest of us can sit back and simply enjoy the ride.


FINALIST: 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Competition (Session II)
SEMI-FINALIST: 2006 International Songwriting Competition
WINNER: 2006 168 Hour Film Festival - Hollywood, CA - "Best Original Score" for the film "Free Of Charge" - Directed by Robert Kirbyson
FINALIST: 2005 International Songwriting Competition
NOMINATED: 2005 168 Hour Film Festival - Hollywood, CA - "Best Original Score" for the film "Pieces" - Directed by Robert Kirbyson


2009: "CTRL" (NBC Web-series: Season 01 / 10 Episodes) Starring Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Emy Coligado (Malcolm in the Middle) and Steve Howey (Reba)

2009: "Fermata" Starring Edsson Morales and Maia Kaufhold

2008: "Nobody Special" Starring Rob LaBelle (First Wave, DaVinci's Inquest) and James Kirk (X-Men 2, She's The Man)

2007: "Unlocked" Starring Andy Ostroff and Katharine Everett

2007: "CTRL Z" Starring Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Emy Coligado (Malcolm in the Middle) and Zachary Levi (Chuck, Less Than Perfect)

2006: "Free Of Charge" Starring Marieke Douridas and Haynes Brook

2005: "Pieces" Starring David Storrs (Scare Tactics, Hi-Jinks), Lola Corwin (Temptation Island) and Sean Gavigan


CBC Radio: The Weekend Morning Show
"The jewel in the crown of all the Manitoba singer/songwriters"

Swerve Magazine
"With vocals as rich as triple-chocolate mousse, Jahnke presents a beautiful sound, and a beautiful look into her intricate life."

UMFM Radio
"She's got a poet's way with words, a heart that isn't afraid to be exposed, and an inner rock child that somehow makes even her darker songs upbeat and fun to listen to."

Hollywood Director
"Having worked with many different composers on various film and television projects, I've found Cat Jahnke to be the most inspired, committed, and enthusiastic collaborator. Cat is a joy to work with and I hope she can score all my future projects”

Radio host (CKUW - Beer For Breakfast)
& Magazine Contributor (Stylus Magazine)
"The songs are well-crafted and sincere, and the subtle harmony vocals ice the cake, but that voice... oh that pretty it's heartbreaking."