Janice Friedman on piano
Yoshi Waki on bass
Willard Dyson on drums
Janice Friedman is a musician who wears many hats. She is as comfortable playing solo piano as she is working with a big band. She is an accompanist in demand among instrumentalists and vocalists alike. She is seasoned, with a long list of achievements including appearances in every state of the union and practically all around the world. She is gifted, making compelling music in any style from traditional to modern and, on top of all that, she is well loved by the many musicians that call her a friend.
With her recording, ?Swingin? for the Ride?, Janice has been introduced as a vocalist of note, receiving accolades from musicians and music lovers alike. Her composing, lyric writing and arranging are all showcased on this CD. Gushing reviews have been pouring in from radio stations, listeners and blogs with comments like ?Stunning sound,? and ?I hope you achieve the world wide fame you deserve.?
Based in New York City, Janice has made her living entirely in the music world for over three decades. She has performed in countless jazz festivals in both the USA and Europe. After performing at the JVC Jazz Festival, NY Times Jazz Critic, John Wilson, hailed her playing as the highlight of the program. He wrote that her ?explosive ? piano playing carries the aura and variety of a big band.?
The list of people with whom she has performed reads like a Who?s Who of the Jazz World and is ever growing. She has joined musical forces with the likes of Joe Lovano, Lew Tabakin, and Billy Higgins. In addition to joining her on a number of US concerts, Janice has had the honor of performing on Marian McPartland?s radio broadcast, ?Piano Jazz.? Janice has recorded with such varied musicians as Milt Hinton, Warren Vache?, Claudio Roditi, and Judi Silvano. She has been one of the few women ever to tour with the great Woody Herman Orchestra and has even joined The Cab Calloway and Dorsey Orchestras.
Janice has performed in the most famous of concert halls and notable clubs from Carnegie Hall and the JFK Arts Center to the Blue Note, Birdland and Smoke. She has also performed at Dizzy?s Jazz Club, Sweet Rhythm and Iridium in NYC and has wowed audiences from coast to coast and on practically every continent on the globe.
Give a listen to Janice Friedman and you will no doubt be captured by the unique combination of skill, experience and craftsmanship coupled with an infectious joy of music and life.
Web site: www.janicefriedman.com
Buy CD: www.cdbaby.com/janicefriedman2
Phone: 212-255-8630 or 917-304-4898