Juanita Faas

Juanita Faas

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I am an eclectic instrumental pianist incorporating most musical styles into my music. Jazz, latin jazz, light classical, gospel, R&B and inspirational. I do hire musicians as required. No matter how I, or someone describes me and my music, you will always be blown away by what you get.

Biography

I was born and raised in Medicine Hat AB Canada. Piano lessons started at age five. Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s I was a church pianist, music teacher, member in several bands (Christian and secular), ballet, vocal and choral accompanist. My three main genre’s of music would be; Contempoary, jazz and new classical, which I usually mix (along with several other styles) together in my arrangements and compositions. I started recording professionally in 2001 and started touring Canada in 2002 and then the USA in 2005. I have performed in many Christian and secular events (see performance highlights). Composing and arranging my own music has become my main focus. I still do some cover tunes, with my own arrangements. My music is aired on radio, internet radio and TV. In 2005 I connected with AngelAID. A non profit Christian charity in Jacksonville FL servicing terminally and critically ill children and their families. Dr. Carl Shipley (former member of the Strawberry Alarm Clock), cofounder, president and COO, hired me on as the volunteer music director in 2007. I continue to compose, arrange and tour. Websites and related web information, search, Juanita Faas on any search engine. I play most venues and my repertoire is very eclectic, secular or Christian. My music has been played in North America, Japan, Europe, Denmark, and many internet radio stations. In 2006 my music ministry was endorsed by Christian Music Presenters out of Nashville TN. Future plans include 2 CD projects within 2 years. I will be composing many new songs for these two releases.
I introduced an exciting new brand of music to the Christian community, which they fully embraced. Thirty years as a church pianist, 20 years accompaning ballet and voice and 5 years performing jazz.
Mixing these musical experiences sets me apart as my music cannot be put into any usual category. Performing has been a life long passion. In the last 5 years I have been able to devote my life to my music and am free to continue for as long as I am able.

I play my own arrangements and compositions. My music has been influenced by Oscar Peterson, Chic Corea, Anthony Berger, Diana Krall and Philip Glass. My live performances never fail to fully involve the audience. My music draws the listener in, allowing their spirits to go where the music leads them.

Accolades

Attitudes, nominated for two SHAI Gospel Music Awards, 2005
Attitudes, nominated for two CGMA covenant Music Awards, 2005.
Attitudes, nominated for two Los Angeles Music Awards, 2006.
Attitudes, winner, two Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards, 2007.
Music Ministry Endorsement from Christian Music Presenters, Nashville TN 2006.
2008 Winner, The Great America Song Contest, Honor Award

Performance Highlights

GMA Covenant Awards Calgary 2009
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat AB, October 2008
Canadian Gospel Music Awards, Calgary AB, October 2008
Jacksonville Irish Festival, April 2008
AngelAID Christmas Extravaganza, Jacksonville FL, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.
Anchor Ministries Regional Conference, Guelph Ont. 2007
SHAI Gospel Music Awards, Edmonton AB, Jan 2007
Sweet Daddy’s Christian Coffee House, Phoenix AZ, April 2006
Pageant Of Peace, The White House, Washington DC, Dec. 2006
A Christmas Jazz Celebration, (vocal accompanist) Carnegie Hall NY NY Dec.2006
Southern Baptist Convention Exhibit Hall, Greensborough NC 2006
100 Huntley St TV program, Crossroads Ministries Ont. 2005
Wine Blues and All That Jazz Festival, Woodstock Ont. July 2005
Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, June, 2004
The Miracle Channel Lifeline Christmas program, Lethbridge AB Dec. 2004
GMA Music In The Rockies Estes Pk CO, 2004, daily showcase performance
Wav File, The Miracle Channel, Lethbridge AB 2004
Foodbank Roadshow Tour, Ont. 2003
Alberta Music Showcase, Edmonton AB 2003

Lyrics

Holy Hands

Written By: Juanita Faas

Instrumenal

Attitudes I

Written By: Juanita Faas/Diversebeats


ATTITUDES

WISDOM CALLS OUT LOUD IN THE STREETS/ AND DEFEATS THOSE WHO ARE WEAK AND INCOMPLETE/ COMING FROM A CHILD UNIQUE/ I SHARE A RECIPE THAT MEETS/ STANDARDS OF THE ELITE/ NEVER WOULD I DECIEVE YOU, NOR SHALL I RETREAT/ KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING TO A FATHERS INSTRUCTION/ ABSTAIN TEMPTATION AND DECEPTION FROM LOOSE WOMEN’S SEDUCTION/ DO NOT BREACH TO WHAT I TEACH IT WILL ONLY LEAD TO DESTRUCTION/ THESE ARE THE RULES THAT YOU SHOULD FOLLOW BEFORE IT LEADS TO REPRODUCTION/ TURN YOUR BACK ON THE MOUTH THAT MISLEADS/ KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM THE LIPS THAT DECEIVE/ IF YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL ACHIEVE/ IF YOU SIT AND ACCEPT YOU WON’T KNOW WHAT IS CORRECT/ COME ON AND USE YOUR INTELLECT/ AND MAKE MY WORDS REFLECT/ HARKEN UNTO ME/ TURN NOT FROM THE LORD/ WHOEVER TREASURES UNDERSTANDING WILL NOT BE IGNORED/ THE FOOLISH STAY DISTRACTED/ WHILE I LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD/ TO DISTRUCTION THEY’RE ATTRACTED WHILE I CHOOSE TO BREAK BREAD/ MONEY MULTIPLIES FRIENDS BUT WHEN YOU’RE POOR THEY DESERT YOU/IT HURTS YOU/ BUT STAY STRONG PATIENCE IS VIRTUE/ WISDOM CALLS IN THE STREETS OUT LOUD WITH A CURFEW/ DON’T LOOK LEFT OR RIGHT CAUSE THE SNAKES WILL DIVERT YOU/ LISTEN MY SON, LISTEN AND LEARN/ FOLLOW GOD’S WISDOM CAREFULLY AND YOU WILL NOT BURN/ THE MOUTH OF THE RIGHTEOUS, IS A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE/ BUT DECEIT OF THE WICKED BRINGS VIOLANCE AND STRIFE/ WHOEVER HATES MAY HIDE IT IN SPEECH/ THOUGH TREACHERY IS THEIR BELIEF/ WHICH LIES DEEP BENEATH/ THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED, ONLY THE WISE WILL SEE/ THE VISION OF ACTUALITY INSIDE OF ME/ WHEN THE STORM HAS SWEPT BY, THE WICKED IS GONE/ BUT THE RIGHTEOUS STAND FIRM FROM DUSK TILL DAWN/ SAID WHEN THE STORM HAS SWEPT BY, THE WICKED IS GONE/ BUT THE RIGHTEOUS STAND STRONG FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Juanita Faas

Blessed Are We

Written By: Juanita Faas

instrumental, no lyrics

Blessed Are We

Written By: Juanita Faas

instrumental

Wonderful Words Of Life

Written By: PD

None

Deck Them Halls

Written By: PD

Hey Lucy do you know what this song is.
I don't know.
Yea Deck Them Halls
Oh Lets sing it
Deck the halls with lots of holly fa la la la la ,la la la la
Is the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la
As we wear our angel wings
fa la la la la, la la la la
sing this song with joyfull noise fa
la la la la, la la la la
Lets sing that again okay
repeat
Lucy!
Deck the halls with lots of holly
repeat with overlap
Come on now
Joy to the world the Lord has come
let earth receive their king
O boy
repeat song
Hey guys that was good

AngelKIDS

Written By: Juanita Faas

instrumental

Healing Waters

Written By: Juanita Faas

None, insturmental

Waters Falls Of Love

Written By: Juanita Faas

None, instrumental

In The Darkness There Is Light

Written By: Juanita Faas

none, instrumental

Fountains

Written By: Juanita Faas

None, instrumental

A Meditation

Written By: Juanita Faas

None, instrumental

Discography


Holy Hands—indie 2002, over 1000 CD’s sold
Attitudes—indie 2004, over 1000 CD’s sold
Angels Believe In Santa Clause/Angels Spirit At Christmas, double CD, AngelAID Productions 2007
AngelKIDS at Christmas, AngelAID Productions, 2007
Healing Waters, AngelAID Productions, 2009

My music can be heard/purchased at several websites, www.indieheaven.com/artists/juanitafaas

Set List

My sets run 30-40 min. and include my compostions, my arrangements and covers. I have sets that use both secular and Christian music or seperate sets.
Most jazz standards.
Lounge Music.
Latin jazz.
Set List
1.Waltz With The Angels
2.Wonderful Words of Life
3.Waterfalls Of Love
4. Holy Hands
5. Healing Waters
6. Fly Me To The Moon
break
1. In The Darkness There Is Light
2. AngelKIDS
3. Attitudes 11
4. Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho
5. Fountains
6. When We All Get To Heaven/Goodbye World Goodbye
7. Stirring The Waters