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Free: Jazzi Jan & Company
October 12, 2013
Yoshi's Local Talent Series: FREE Live music in The Lounge 6:30-10:00pm!
Janice Beard a.k.a. Jazzi Jan, began to display musical talents at the tender age of five, Reared under a Gospel music influence, Jan dedicated herself to working in church organizations. As a young woman, she began to travel extensively throughout the United States performing with four of her siblings, singing Gospel. After moving to Los Angeles, Ca. she made her first recording debut as a lead vocalist with a gospel choir at Sunset studios in Hollywood, Ca. Soon after this recording, Jan was whisked off to the Bay Area. Here she sang back-up vocals with a local group named “Uneak” for their debut R&B album "Pink Heat”.
After years of singing R&B she began to stretch her musical talents to include other styles of singing. Jazz became her true calling. Jan’s inspiration to sing Jazz came from listening to the works of several jazz Greats such as Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday.
From smooth to soft and sultry tones to belting blues and gospel moans, Jazzi Jan promises to deliver a posh excursion of sound.