Jane was born and raised in Ogden, UT by two kick-ass parents, with lots of help from a witty little sister and a menagerie of cats and dogs. Jane caught the performing bug at a young age, telling (bad) jokes at family reunions and putting on uncomfortably detailed skits at recess. Jane wrote her first song at age 6 on a thumb piano about the devastating death of Mittens, the kitten.
After taking a star turn as the River Princess in an original "opera" written by her fifth grade class, Jane proclaimed that she was Broadway Bound. She eventually upgraded from the thumb piano and taught herself how to play guitar, as well as the egg shaker. None can deny that she shakes a mean egg.
Jane sunk her teeth into every learning experience she could find, attending the Broadway Theater Project in Florida, and joining the Speech and Debate team. Jane competed nationally and took home the top honor in Dramatic Interpretation her senior year for her portrayal of Judy Garland. She continued to hone her songwriting skills as well, turning her journal entries into songs and taking inspiration from artists like Aimee Mann, Elliott Smith, Laura Marling, Iron and Wine, and Fiona Apple. And Joni Mitchell. Duh.
Jane got her B.F.A. in Musical Theater from the University of Michigan and has been in NYC ever since, working regionally, playing gigs, recording, teaching, and writing new songs about her cats.
Jane's debut ep will be released November 3rd, 2017. Release party at the artist's co-op, 500 w 52nd st. 7-9:30.
"IT'S YOU" WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES, SPOTIFY, SOUNDCOUD, BANDCAMP... IF YOU CAN THINK OF A STREAMING SERVICE, IT WILL BE THERE! :)
Photo by Kermit Mercado