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Patti Jannetta

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Singer-composer, Actor, Creator, Patti’s artistic journey began as a teen actress in the LA/Vegas production of Jesus Christ Superstar across the hall from Elvis and Gladys Knight. She toured with icons Ronnie Hawkins and Bo Diddley and represented Canada at the Sopot Music festival where she won over the audience of 50,000 receiving the festival’s “musicians’ favourite” award.

Patti signed a record contract, wrote originals, and travelled across North America, Europe, and Asia performing at festivals and concert venues, promoting three albums and music videos spawning a Juno nomination, Top 10 and 20 hits, and a Diamond Record. She starred in her own CTV special, hosted telethons and co-headlined eight Much Music New Years Eve concerts at Nathan Phillips Square televised to millions.

Patti is one of the artists responsible for changing the 2-cent royalty law for songwriters. The youngest and only woman asked to join the “2 Cents 2 Long” campaign, she travelled by bus to Ottawa to lobby parliament along with the hierarchy of the song writing establishment.  Jim Valance, The Good Brothers, Burton Cummings, Gil Moore, Patti and Ronnie Hawkins to name a few, met with Flora McDonald and then together lobbied the house. They witnessed the passing of the Bill that saw the 2-cent law changed to 9 cents to match the USA and Europe forever changing the lives of all Canadian songwriters. The songwriters that travelled to Ottawa were honoured much later with the Canadian Recording Legacy Award. 

A founding Director of award-winning festivals including the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, SING! TO Vocal Arts Festival and Mississauga Italfest, and an avid community and arts supporter she passionately mentors emerging artists. Numerous awards include a Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts, and International Woman of Inspiration Award for Arts & Culture, the 2020 recipient of a granite star on the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame and being inducted into Mississauga’s highest honour, the Legend’s Row Walk of Fame in 2023.

President of JANTA Entertainment Group and Co-owner of Music Makes Miracles Inc. Patti enjoys producing exciting, distinctive events for non-profits and charities by fundraising through the gift of music. Patti’s production about her father, Memories of Louis Jannetta & The Imperial Room, an original musical, continues to tour to sold-out enthusiastic crowds

As President of CAAMA Patti works with a dedicated Board of Directors and the Canadian Trade Commission to offer artists of all genres opportunities for funding and to showcase their work to the world. CAAMA’s international trade activities at CMW has introduced thousands of Canadian export-ready artists, entrepreneurs, and SMEs to international music industry leaders, resulting in the development of new trade relationships.


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