From California to New York and Back Again....
Mind if I get a little personal?
My parents turn 80 this year, and I am their medical case manager. She has dementia. He has Parkinson's, kidney disease, and we're playing Whack-a-Mole with his skin cancer.
This requires me to visit them in Southern California periodically throughout the year for a few weeks at a time (and longer over the holidays), and I am grateful that I have an amazing network of jazz musicians on both sides of America.
Whether you want a jazz duo for background ambiance at a cocktail party
or a big band to dance with,
in California or the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT),
• Private Events (Weddings, Country Clubs)
• Ballroom Dance Club Parties
• Non-profit organization fundraisers (Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Boys and Girls Club, New Rochelle Opera Company)
• Political gatherings (Featuring the National Anthem, God Bless America, and America the Beautiful)
• Any venue where patrons appreciate and support live music :-)
After spending most of my life in Southern California, I moved to New York in 2009 and really settled in when I bought my first "co-öp" apartment in 2015. Since 2011, I have been performing steadily with some of the best musicians in New York from all over the world.
Since 2020, I have been
a BI-COASTAL artist....
I plan to offer my Jailhouse Jazz Program to in California and New York. I've also been working with youth organizations, e.g., the Boys and Girls Club, on both coasts.
Of course, weddings and other private parties are always on my calendar, so call me to discuss details.
Reach out to me at 646-884-0505 or Janelle@JanelleJazzSinger.com
“Janelle is my favorite redhead, and she sings good too! ”
— Henry “The Skipper” Franklin Grammy Award Winner (Grazing in the Grass, 1968); Composer, Band Leader (Double Bass)
“Janelle is a rare find in this world: A vocalist who is a beautiful, spellbinding entertainer and also happens to be a musician’s musician. She’s the authentic item in a complete package. ”
— Marc Daine (Band Leader, and Guitar and Sax player)