Janelle

Location:

New York, NY

Member since:

October 14, 2011

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1. What kinds of music do you like?

Straight ahead / be-bop jazz. The American Songbook...the standards...and sometimes some unexpected songs in these styles.

2. Are you a musician or singer? An aspiring musician or aspiring singer? (You do not have to be a musician to be a member of our group. Non-musicians are very welcome, and we will have lots of great shows for you to go to!)

Musician first, singer second; but actually for me it is one and the same. Playing with others takes the word "intercourse" to a whole new level when it's happening with a certain level of mutual understanding.

3. If you are a musician or singer, what is your primary instrument? (Singers may answer "Voice".) Do you play any other instruments in addition to your primary?

Ah, I'm a singer who may pick up the viola again....

4. If you are a musician or singer, what kinds of music do you like to play/sing? (For example: Rock, Soul, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Country, Hip Hop, etc.)

Anything that reaches me....Gospel moves me the most. I was raised on classical & baroque. Breaking out of the four-cornered box was necessary to enter the jazz world.

5. Multi-part question: 1. Do you have a web site or audio/video links? 2. Do you have any additional music-related skills? 3. Where have you performed? 4. Is there any other music-related information you would like to tell us about yourself?

Janelle With U on YouTube shows some very basic video of things I've done in the past 6 months. My background is violin, viola, concert band percussion, piano, sacred chorale.... More info to follow.... I'm on the way to support my friend Rick Bogart at L'ybane Restaurant on 8th Avenue!

Introduction

I find that singing is the purest form of being.


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