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"There are many players of fiddle music in Canada, and it takes quite a performance for one to stand out from the next. Jess is that kind of performer. She plays with her heart and brings audiences everything from passion and style, to trick fiddling that I wouldn't even dare try. You'll never have more fun watching and hearing a fiddler play than you do at her shows. She is one of the best performers I've had the privilege to appear on stage with, and I can't wait till our next chance to do the same."
"As the son of a great Cape Breton fiddler, I can say with great confidence, that you are one of the best young fiddlers in Canada."
- Sandy Gillis, Comedian (CBC Radio)
Fiddler. Singer. Songwriter.
2016 & 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
2017 Toronto's CNE Rising Star Talent Competition Semi-Finalist
2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
"Doris and Don/ Widgy's Jig" (Original) Official Music Video
"Wedden may be one of the next generation of upcoming Natalie MacMasters."
-Celtic Life Magazine International
"Jess puts on a lively, entertaining and professional performance for people of all ages. She is without a doubt a Small Halls festival favourite!"
- Kelly Symes, Ontario Festival of Small Halls
"Don't be fooled by her shy demeanour; Jess Wedden is a fiercely talented musician, with seemingly limitless potential. Her mastery of the fiddle would be impressive for someone who has spent a lifetime honing their craft, but it's especially inspiring coming from someone so early in their music career. I'm always in awe of Jess' talent and trajectory whenever I get the opportunity to share the stage with her."
- Chris Murphy, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer-Songwriter (Turpin's Trail)
Whether it’s a fiddle tune or folk song written from the heart, Jess Wedden has been capturing hearts at every performance with her energetic stage presence and effortless smile. Her trick fiddling, singing, step dancing, and finger-style guitar picking belies her young age and reflects her exceptional passion and drive. In the short time Jess has been in the industry, she has earned national recognition as a 2016 and 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and a 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition semi-finalist. It's no surprise she received a standing ovation opening for Ashley MacIsaac at the Festival of Small Halls Ontario.
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