Emerging New Brunswick-based music artist Stephanie David has been selected to receive the first Jane LeBlanc Music Award.
(Fredericton) Emerging New Brunswick-based music artist Stephanie David has been selected to receive the first Jane LeBlanc Music Award.
The award is given out through the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund created in memory of Miramichi-born artist Jane LeBlanc. The fund is in place to assist emerging New Brunswick resident filmmakers, singers, and musicians.
Seventeen talented music artists from across New Brunswick vied for the first annual award, setup to assist with the recording and marketing of a new single by the selected artist. The jury tasked with selecting the award’s first recipient included Colin Fowlie, Britt McQuinn, Joshua Sangster, Ollie LeBlanc, Dillon Anthony, and Cat LeBlanc.
Award recipient Stephanie David is a Moncton-based multidisciplinary Métis artist originally from Cape-Breton, Nova-Scotia. Often changing creative hats, Stephanie is a writer, dancer, step-dancing teacher, and film director with a BA in Theatre. Stephanie has sung everything from operas and musicals to church hymns to country, folk, jazz, and blues throughout the years.
About The Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund
The Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund was created in memory of Miramichi, born Jane LeBlanc. The fund is in place to assist emerging New Brunswick resident filmmakers, singers, and musicians.
Jane was a multidisciplinary artist and adventurer who traveled the world at a young age. She was a photographer, singer, musician, videographer, and visual artist. She lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality. Jane died of brain cancer in 2010.