Since moving to Canada from Turkey, Juneyt has built a large, dedicated following through his regular, electric performances throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo GTA area and beyond. Juneyt’s peers recognize him as a highly talented, professional musician whose passionate performances have earned him nominations for Toronto Independent Music Awards (2015 & 2016), Waterloo Region Arts Awards (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014), Record Readers Choice Awards (2014-2015 & 2016). Echo Magazine’s Best Local Musician Award, 7 Diamond Readers Choice Awards (2014-2015-2016) and composed music for numerous television documentaries.
He has performed at numerous festivals representing Canada in Europe, Asia, South & North America such as: Mexico International Guitar Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Riverside Festival, Millrace Festival, Richmond International Film & Music Festival, Red Gorilla Festival Austin a Texas, Guelph Latin Festival, Toronto Latin Festival, Cambridge Latin Festival, Waterloo Latin Festival, Grate Cheese Festival, Bon Soup Festival, Rib-Festival Cambridge, Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, Kultrun International Music Festival, Summers End Festival, Summer Lights Festival, Fresh Ayr Festival, Hamilton Turkish Festival, Toronto Turkish Festival, London Turkish Festival, Kitchener/Waterloo Turkish Festival, Waterloo Streets Festival, to mention a few.
In recognition of his amazing musical talent, Juneyt has been chosen for numerous honors throughout his career including serving as a judge for the Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, Turkish Culture Language Olympiads, The Shot-Vocal Competition, working as a campaign musician for the Mayor of Waterloo and performing at numerous local festivals and events.
He has built his career as a professional musician playing both locally and internationally.
Juneyt has been nominated in 3 categories 2 years in a row for Toronto Independent Music Awards (2015 & 2016), has been a four-time nominee for Waterloo Region Arts Awards (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014), Juneyt has composed music for two television documentaries and won Record Readers Choice Awards in 3 different categories total of 7 Diamond Readers Choice Awards 3 years in a row in 2014-2015 & 2016, Represented Canada in 2 international Music Festivals.
He was chosen as Hero of the Month by Grand River Living TV Show on Rogers, and has been selected by the Ontario Arts Council to serve on the jury for the Popular Music Grant. He won Echo Magazine’s Best Local Musician Award. He has been on the Judging Panel for Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, Turkish Culture Olympiads & currently sits on the Judging Panel for The Shot nation-wide vocal talent competition.
In 2012, he was chosen by the Mexican Government to perform at the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival representing Canada, alongside 13 of the world’s finest guitarists. He has had the honor to open for many well-known musicians such as Liona Boyd, Alex Cuba (Juno & Grammy winner), John McDermott, Also in 2015 & 2016 he had the honor of playing guitar with Liona Boyd and for some of Turkey’s Most Famous Musicians, Guler Duman, Zelal Gokce, Ali Kemal.
Juneyt is a very active member of the community. He is a Musical Ambassador between Turkish and Canadian Governments, a role that involves performing many times throughout the year for political and cultural events organized by Canadian and Turkish Governments in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and across Canada.
He is Musical and Educational Director for H20 Congo Movement, President of Chris Lane Foundation for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer.
Juneyt also regularly donates his time and talent to worthwhile organizations like United Way, Alzheimer’s Society, Parkinson’s Society, Make a Wish foundation, KidsAbility, numerous cancer organizations, Nutrition for Learning, Deaf and Blind Ontario, Stroke Foundation, Sick Kids Hospital, KidsLink, Kidney Foundation, Terry Fox Run, numerous hospital fundraisers, Sexual Assault Center, Canadian Diabetes Association, Women in Crisis, Argus House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Museum, KW Habilitation, Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support, Focus for Ethnic Women, Tri-Parade, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, H20 Congo and many more.
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