Jazz vocalist, arranger, producer, teacher.
New CD- "Don't Look Back"-
Dr. Herb Wong wrote:
"From the opening track’s impact, she is a knock out, a rare treat and an absolute sensation, who grabs the whole of each tune, extracts its essence and negotiates it into a moving story of human interfaces. She instantly communicates via her seductive individualized sound and articulation of lyric. Born to sing as a “musicians’ singer”, she invites her listeners into her passion of flaming fire to toasty warmth and from purrs and whispers to shouts and wails. "
Debut CD-“Beginning To See The Light” awarded the very prestigious
Blue Chip Award “Best Jazz Vocals” from International Association of Jazz Educators
“For those who like legitimate jazz singers… She's the real deal in a world of 'jazzettes' John Gilbert ejazznews.com
A sure-footed vocalist who knows her stuff. Musicians and non-musicians alike, consider Jane to be the “real deal”, for the effortless way she makes a song groove with a natural style, and honest feeling. Her phrasing is stated with confidence, subtlety and great skill. She knows how to engage the listener and her live audience.
Jane has extensive experience as a studio vocalist, actress, tap dancer and concert performer. JAne has sung background on many artists’ albums and national television and radio commercials. She has sung with Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson, and Shawn Colvin, to name a few.
Jane also has a very strong background in theatre, including Off Broadway with Butterfly McQueen, The Jazz Mobile series of Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre and she has had the privilege of singing with some of the greats such as Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, George Mraz, Roland Hanna, Jon Faddis, Hal Vick, Woody Shaw, Freddie Waites, D*** Oatts, Bob De Vos, Ellen Starr, Jimmy and Jerry Vivino, Scott Healy, Mark Pender and many others.
Jane has a large fan base in the NY/NJ area. She currently performs in clubs, jazz festivals and concerts. She performs regularly at New Leaf (NYC)Trumpets Jazz Club (NJ), Shanghai Jazz (NJ) The Montclair Outdoor Center Stage, The Oakeside Cultural Center (NJ), The Baird Jazz Series (NJ), Winberies Café (NJ), Tomasso’s Jazz, Enzo’s Jazz Room (NYC) and the new Jazzberry Patch in Teaneck NJ among other venues.
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thru friend and associate jazz vocalist Diane Hoffman
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."