Will Stroet of Will's Jams is a JUNO-nominated musician, nationally recognized educator and former CBC Kids TV star. His high-energy rock-pop music in English and French is full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses, inspiring kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded. In the fall of 2021, he released his 11th album, "Big Shiny Spoons," which has been nominated for a 2022 Western Canadian Music Award.
Will discovered his talent for writing kids music while completing his bachelor or Education at UBC. After releasing his first album in 2005 and performing 100 shows locally, Will knew he had found his calling. In 2009, he left teaching to pursue music full time and has never looked back. To date, Will has performed 2000+ shows at festivals, theatres and schools across Canada and China.
Will’s 11 albums in English and French have garnered national acclaim, including a 2017 JUNO nomination, 8 nominations from the Western Canadian Music Awards, 3 from the Canadian Folk Music Awards and 2 from the SiriusXM Indies. In 2015, UBC’s Faculty of Education honoured him in their top 100 Alumni Awards.
In 2019, Will premiered his kids' symphony orchestra show with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and during the pandemic, performed his show with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra available virtually through TheConcertHall.ca. He's very excited to present his symphony show with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra this spring.
This fall, Will's excited to release his new French collaboration with fellow children's artist and French educator Seeka Sings called, Will et Seeka: Amis avec tout le monde." The album is available for pre-order now and will be released on October 21, 2022. This show will be available for touring in 2023.
2020, 2012 & 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee
2017 JUNO nominee
2022, 2020, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 & 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee
2015 UBC Education Top 100
2013 & 2012 SiriusXM Indies Award Nominee
2011 West Coast Songwriters Award