John Devenish

John is a musician and actor with professional experience on stage, in film, on television and radio.

John’s arts and music credits include attending one of the first Yamaha Music School programs and private lessons. Formal and formative music education includes attending a special music and arts program in high-school, a four year tuition scholarship to the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec (Hull), completion of the ARCT examination (RCM-Toronto ), the LTCL (Trinity Laban-Trinity College London) and a degree in musicology. He also attended acting workshops under George Luscombe at Toronto Workshop Productions.

He was the male narrator for The Globe and Mail’s Facts and Arguments podcasts, also the Dear Sweetheart series featuring letters home from a Canadian soldier overseas during WWII, and did voice work for a short film feature in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald‘s Titanic celebrations series among other pieces.

He has contributed to major art installations in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, The Encampment installation in Ottawa’s Major’s Hill Park, was a mentor in the Fresh Arts Program (Art Starts), and was project coordinator for the public art piece, The Community Totem (Art Starts), in Toronto’s Cy Townsend Park. John was on the inaugural (Artscape) Wychwood Barns Community Association Board of Directors and is established professionally in the social and developmental service sectors.

John loves radio, loves to connect with and engage with people and find out what truly inspires them. He loves music, and all of its diverse genres, and credits this passion to a dynamically musical family.

Share your evenings from 6PM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, with John Devenish, our Dinner Jazz host on JAZZ.FM91.

Contact John at john@jazz.fm