Ashley Bieniarz is a performing musician, public-speaker, educator, and podcast host currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Most notably, Ashley created and is the face of the Winnipeg Music Project, a podcast and CJUM campus radio show promoting local music and featuring exclusive interviews with artists such as Fred Penner, William Prince, Big Dave McLean, Keri Latimer from Leaf Rapids, Jaylene Johnson, Taylor Janzen, and more. Ashley received her Bachelor of Music from the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba in 2018. Since then she started worked in the industry with Manitoba Music.. Ashley has had the opportunity to act as a juror for awards and grant programs including but not limited to the Polaris Music Prize and spoke as a panelist at the inagural Manitoba Podcast Festival.
When Ashley Bieniarz is not promoting the local music scene through the Winnipeg Music Project, she is captivating its audiences with her own avant-pop arrangements of elaborate piano melodies and melancholic lyrics influenced by artists such as Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple and Rufus Wainwright. Ashley has been performing in the Winnipeg music scene since 2015. In early 2016 she was voted into The Uniter’s list of the most intriguing and must-watch local artists of the coming year, The Uniter Fiver, which culminated in the Uniter Fiver showcase at The Good Will Social Club. Since then Ashley has established a name for herself in the local community and has performed at Northern Touch Music Festival and Hoot Owl Music Festivals in 2018. She is currently working on releasing new music.