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. This October, he released his 11th album, "Big Shiny Spoons."
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 10 albums in English and French have garnered national acclaim, including a 2017 JUNO nomination, 7 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 Will 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.
To enhance kids' learning of English and French languages through his music and fun arts-integrated activities, Will has also created an online platform called Wordplay with Will | Chanter avec Will.
2020, 2012 & 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee
2017 JUNO nominee
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