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Janet Planet

Jazziz Magazine hailed her as a “Voice of the New Jazz Culture...amazingly powerful voice with seemingly limitless expression”. In her career, Ms. Planet has performed with legends such as Jackie and Roy, George Benson, and her mentor Nancy King, and shared the stage with many other accomplished jazz artists including Ellis Marsalis, John Harmon, Gene Bertoncini, and Marian McPartland. Janet is also on the staff of the Tritone Jazz Camp and teaches voice privately as well as conducting clinics.

Planet frequently shares with students and others her knowledge of vocal technique, jazz history, performance careers, and the music business, bringing to this experience her perspectives as a woman and artist. A busy concert schedule has taken her to performing arts centers, opera houses, colleges, universities, jazz festivals and jazz clubs across the USA and internationally, with appearances in Europe and Japan where she co-founded the First Fraternity of Musicians in the city of Nagasaki in 2000.

Janet Planet has been paying her dues and studying the craft of singing for over two decades, steadily building a career that began with a high school talent show performance. Her 1985 Seabreeze release, “Sweet Thunder” brought Janet to the attention of Steve Allen who wrote, “There are so many dumb and inarticulate singers today and it's a pleasure to hear someone who knows what singing is all about.” As the past century closed and a new one began, music critics have noted her arrival as an accomplished artist.

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“An amazingly powerful voice with seemingly limitless expression.” - Jazziz Magazine

“There are so many inarticulate singers today, it’s a pleasure to hear someone who knows what singing is all about.” - Steve Allen

“Janet Planet is now almost certainly the best of today’s jazz singers, but even more, she'd earn a high standing in any age.” - Erik Eriksson.

“Janet’s a cappella is all you have to hear to understand how voice and lyric can be heard as one. She displays uncanny vocal virtuosity.” - Cadence Magazine

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