Jazz vocalist Jaana Narsipur has just released a new album, "Better Than Anything," which is a tribute to the bebop and hard bop masters Bob Dorough and Horace Silver. "Better Than Anything" features original arrangements (all by Jaana Narsipur) of Dorough and Silver’s classic swing and groove tunes, as well as beautiful lesser-known gems from these jazz masters. The album shines with a stellar cast of New York based musicians including drummer Joe Abba (John Scofield, Gene Pritzker), pianist Cary Brown (Sloan Wainwright, Levon Helm), and violinist Ludovica Burtone (Danilo Perez, Jon Batiste).
Jaana has been performing and teaching in New York for the last 12 years. She completed her Masters in Jazz Performance at The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, New York where she studied with JD Walter, Charenee Wade, and others. Previously, Jaana studied at the Conservatory van Amsterdam. She completed her Bachelor of Music at Northwestern University, and her Master of Music Education at DePaul University, both in Chicago.
Jaana Narsipur has been a music educator since the mid-1990s, working in public schools in Chicago, New York City, and now Westchester County NY where she makes her home with her husband and two children. Jaana also maintains an active private voice studio for beginners and advanced students.
New York City
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced