Lezlie Sunshine… a lover, a truth seeker, a painter, a multi-instrumentalist, a singer song-writer, a filmmaker, a portraitist, a photographer, a red cosmic moon being and much more…
She sees life as a multi-faceted experience and a giant experiment.Born and raised in Hong Kong, she has lived in Canada from age 11 until the present. “Such experiences have granted me intimate access and tremendous insights into two drastically different cultures, languages and thought patterns.”She has been creativity sparked since childhood. Painting and piano playing were her main artistic endeavors while in Hong Kong and she has continued to create visual art and play various instruments since moving to Canada.
“I have always perceived life as a series of moving pictures. My vision to weave together varies mediums of artistic output have propelled me to practice filmmaking beginning at Vancouver Film School. More importantly, it is my deep desire to serve humanity; to tell stories with hope and to create a positive change in the world.”
A spiritual quest for the meaning of real success started in the East, where she learned the philosophy of “chi”. Now, adopting the intellects of the West, she has gained the scientific understanding of consciousness and the universe. Combining the East and the West, the left and the right, has led up to her own cosmic awakening – a spiritual rebirth, revealing the ultimate treasure – the purpose of her existence. “Stepping on to the path, following my heart, I began to create for peace, in which living my dreams becomes a reality. “
“I channel from the infinite “chi”
to inspire positive feelings,
to bring about self-realizations,
to express universal wisdom,
to rise above fear into the higher frequency
on the journey to fulfilling my highest potential,
I am to aid humanity in its growth toward peace.
The meaning of real success is
peace with oneself, peace in the world.”
the collection of paintings “The Awakening” is documented, with acrylic on canvas.
Each painting tells a part of her story, in reflection of the current state of her inner journey, foretelling what’s to come… or one might say a reality that is self-manifested, as the observer influences reality. Spontaneity being her painting style, as well, her way of life.
Janover is recognized as a true innovator. His considerable creative output includes: being a master of the ancient percussion stringed instrument called the hammered dulcimer, inventing and performing on an instrument he calls the “mini-kit” (a miniature amplified drum kit), playing pyrocussion (fire drums) and creating the RealmsMobile (a recumbent tricycle with the mini-kit attached, enabling him to ride and play drums simultaneously). By combining recent innovations in modern technology with the wisdom of ancient instruments, Janover achieves a balance between the electronic and the acoustic to create a unified field: music reflective of the nature of modern times.
For many years Janover has maintained a rigorous international touring schedule with several acts including: PRAANG (w/ EOTO & Steve Kimock), ZILLA (w/ Michael Travis from SCI and VibeSquaD), LYNX & Janover and the Everyone Orchestra (w/ a revolving lineup). Jamie is also a veteran of hundreds of collaborations and guest appearances, having performed on stage with artists including Phish, Bela Fleck, The String Cheese Incident, G. Love & Special Sauce, Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams, Beats Antique, Stanley Jordan and many others. In the past 2 years alone Janover has performed at over 50 festivals in countries as diverse as Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Australia, Indonesia, Canada & the USA and is currently touring solo, performing electroacoustic live PA set style shows using his unique live rig which includes hammered dulcimer, laptop computer, mini-kit, sampler, sitar, midi controllers and percussion.
When not playing music, you can find Janover connecting dots around the world in his extensive travels and collaborations in multiple creative realms including creating stunning images as a professional photographer and making sculpture works using natural found objects. Janover’s life-long interest in the true nature of reality and the universe brought him to become an official emissary for scientist Nassim Haramein of the Resonance Project, delivering fascinating presentations on the physics of unified field theory. Jamie Janover also produces music events including an annual electronic music festival in Colorado called SONIC BLOOM.