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David Janeway

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Primary Instrument: Piano

David Janeway was born in Rochester, New York but moved to Detroit at age five. He began studying classical piano at the age of six. Early influences included Harold McKinney, Marcus Belgrave, Bill Evans and Denny Zeitlin. After moving to New York City in 1978, Janeway studied with the late Albert Dailey for two years. During this time he worked and recorded with Angel Canales and Orchestra Sabor along with other latin and jazz artists.

Janeway's compositions and improvisations reveal an intensely dedicated and sensitive individual. With his driving power and intricate rhythms he is an artist with an undeniably unique voice. Drawing upon his latin music experience, he often spices his music with unexpected salsa montunos and twists that make for passionate solos....
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”This is pleasant contemporary jazz that is easy to enjoy” Michael G. Nastos, The Ann Arbor News

“Welcome your ears to this new recording talent” Sid Gribetz, Jazz Times, WKCR

Entry Point-New Direction, 1986, LP 500, featuring Bob Berg, Marcus Belgrave. Inside Out-Timeless Records, 1993, CD SJP 402, featuring Sonny Fortune, Billy Hart. David Janeway Trio-Excursion, New Direction Records, CD, 2004, Featuring Harvie S.

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