The Lady J Duo bring funky elegance to jazz, blues and pop classics to create a contemporary, good-vibes-only listening experience. They combine jazz standards, blues and soul classics, and reimagined pop songs in any style to create a show that is accessible and engaging, musically elevated, yet with a heartfelt directness and simplicity, and featuring classics in both English and French. Lady J is Janelle Thomas, with partner Félix Fréchette on guitar/bass/vocals/drum machine. Both from Montréal, Canada, they have performed more than 2500 shows together since teaming up in 2006 to tour overseas with their 6-piece band. From their first contract together at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Janelle and Félix’s energetic performances set the tone for the band’s popularity and tremendous success at their hotel residency engagements throughout the GCC and Asia. In the fall of 2012 Janelle and Félix released their debut album of original material, Noise Rises (Strange Cat Records). Featuring ten original songs they wrote together, the album is the songwriting duo’s own brand of retro-inspired funky soul. They have been residing and performing in Dubai since January 2015. Initially in residence at The Music Room from 2015-17, the duo continue to play hundreds of shows together per year, at venues such as Masti, Pizza Express, Hard Rock Café, and Seafire Steakhouse. In October 2017 the band opened the Jazz Garden Series for 6000 festival-goers at Al Habtoor Grand, and then rocked the crowd at Middle East Film and Comic Con the following year. Join Lady J on a bluesy journey to hear classics you know and love, recent chart-toppers with a bluesy twist, and a few other musical surprises guaranteed to vibrate your soul awaken your shimmy, and move your feet!