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Janis Mann

At once both a striking song stylist and a fearless improviser, Janis Mann is that rare artist who can sweep you away with her captivating sound. She is a true jazz singer in the manner of Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, and Shirley Horn, yet with a sound all her own. An exciting and engaging performer, Mann's rich timbre, flexibility, and range often invites comparison to Sarah Vaughan. In addition to working with the great pianist Kenny Werner on two outstanding recording projects, Janis has performed with Diane Schuur, Roy Haynes, Terrell Stafford, Dave Frishberg, Jack Sheldon, John Clayton, the Caribbean Jazz Project, Roberta Gambarini, and many other jazz luminaries. Janis is a Los Angeles favorite and performs often in New York, notably at the Blue Note and the Kitano

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Article: Album Review

Janis Mann & Kenny Werner: Dreams of Flying

Read "Dreams of Flying" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Janis Mann has quietly but steadily amassed an impressive body of work over the course of more than two decades. For this, the vocalist's eighth album, she brings studio and stage into beautiful alignment with different, intimate configurations hinging on the constant presence of pianist Kenny Werner. The majority of this music was recorded in 2016 ...

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Article: Interview

Janis Mann: Authentic And In The Moment

Read "Janis Mann: Authentic And In The Moment" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Janis Mann, a singer now based on the west coast, had made it a practice before the pandemic to periodically travel back east for gigs in the New York City area, of which she is a native. Mann still wants that, but she's waiting for the right time. Making music is a necessity for this artist. ...

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Article: Radio

A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Carole King's Tapestry

Read "A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Carole King's Tapestry" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features new releases from the Henry Robinett Quartet, Wayne Alpern and Rossano Sportiello with birthday shoutouts to Jocelyn Michelle, Bob Mintzer, Peter Eldridge, Barbara Carroll, Susan Tobocman, Etta James and Ed Reed. Also remembering the great vocalist and educator Janet Lawson plus a jazz celebration for the 50th anniversary of the release of Carole ...

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Article: Radio

New Releases, New Faces and More Jazz Capricorns to Celebrate

Read "New Releases, New Faces and More Jazz Capricorns to Celebrate" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features new releases from vocalists Marya Lawrence, Janis Mann & Kenny Werner, pianist Chris Pattishall with a new look at Mary Lou Williams's Zodiac Suite and the group New Faces featuring Brandon Lee, Markus Howell Nicole Glover, Caili O'Doherty, Adi Meyerson and Cory Cox plus more birthday shoutouts to jazz Capricorns Myra Melford, Anat ...

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News: Recording

Janis Mann & Kenny Werner - Dreams Of Flying

Janis Mann & Kenny Werner - Dreams Of Flying

DownBeat Editors' Pick: January 2021 Renowned jazz vocalist Janis Mann teams up once again with world-class pianist Kenny Werner for Dreams of Flying. For this, her eighth album, Janice chose a mesmerizing collection of modern standards from the New American Songbook. Songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Webb, Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mandel, Blossom ...

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Dreams of Flying

Label: Pancake Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; Edith and the Kingpin; Wichita Lineman; Overjoyed; Where Do You Start?; I Do It For Your Love; American Tune; When October Goes; Inside a Silent Tear; I Remember; Who Knows Where the Time Goes?.

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News: Music Industry

Jazz Chanteuse Janis Mann Signs with SRI Jazz

SRI Jazz has just added an exciting and vibrant voice to the label with the addition of Jazz Chanteuse Janis Mann. A truly gifted performer in the vein of such greats as Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, Mann's ability to use her vocal instrument with great ease, along with her natural sense of how to interpret ...

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News: Radio

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 20, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks177Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)256165+9117415256Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)223170+5306024341James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)210195+1505715435The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)201199+205035593Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)184155+2905534612Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)181221-4015518769Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)148167-1904664884Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)147157-1004011091331Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb Reunion (Origin)133129+404794102429Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up)13275+57059214111010Curtis Fuller ...

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News: Radio

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 13, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks121Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)221210+110571722534Dave Bass Gone (Dave Bass)20587+11825123357The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)199176+2305434413James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)195228-33160145631Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)170168+2151536930Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)167148+19047637712Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)165160+505654842Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)157188-3105519938Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)155191-360533310104Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)140143-30421131185Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)139157-180504612116Michael ...


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