Whatever language she chooses to sing in Seidel makes
any song sound better than it should.
All about Jazz' USA : Online Guide
With 12 CD releases
under her belt (La Brava Records) and over 20 years of
experience, Janet Seidel has attained the kind of
status and reputation for quality most performers around the
world only dream about. She is one of the best jazz musicians
Australia has ever produced.
With a fan base of
thousands her concerts are usually sold out soon after tickets
go on sale. She performs regularly in festivals around
Australia, Asia and the United States with her quartet of
superb musicians or can be seen in comfortable cabaret houses
and private functions as a trio for more exclusive audiences.
communication with her audience is filled with delightfully
funny anecdotes and a sense of humour to make you feel like
going up for a chat after the show. No egotistical barrier is
set to put you off.
vocalist/pianist Janet Seidel is a true blue jazz baby.
She's been compared to everyone from Doris Day to Peggy lee
and it's definitely fair to say that her understanding
of the classics is equal to that of those legendary greats.
She manages the
hat trick of sounding flirtatious, confident
and even wryly humorous, lending an extra depth to the songs.'
Scott Barker in Tuscon Lifesyle magazine USA
All shows are based
around one or two x 40 minutes and can be performed as a trio or
quintet. Feel free to talk to us about your specific
needs if these formats do not suit.
Doris and Me
Janet Seidel presents
her delightful celebration of the life and songs of Doris Day.
In her long film
career Doris Day made 39 movies, 18 of which were musicals. Yet it is as
a singer that she is most remembered. She recorded 650 songs many of
which became popular in the standard repertoire. Songs like 'Secret
love', 'Pillow talk' 'Somebody loves me' and 'Que sera sera' are forever
associated with her sunny feel good delivery and pleasant sounding
voice. It is from this huge repertoire that Janet Seidel has devised a
performance celebrating the life and songs of Doris Day.
Janet has often been
vocally compared to Doris Day and her show, funny and poignant at times,
is presented with the superb arrangements which are very much the
hallmark of Janet Seidel.
tribute to icon Blossom Dearie, launched in June 2004, has already
enjoyed sell out seasons at National Press Club, Canberra; Adelaide
Festival Theatre and Woodfire Cabaret in Sydney.
should send Janet Seidel flowers for her delicate and engaging tribute
to a truly eccentric music talent, the ageless Blossom Dearie. She takes
a representative sample from her catalogue and sings with a touch of the
breathy finesse that characterises a Dearie song. Seidel is a very fine
singer in a very cool way with a light touch on the keys.'
- Review from the Adelaide Advertiser
The Art of Lounge
A superb collection of Jazz Lounge songs to satisfy any Jazz lovers and
can be a delightful introduction for those not so savvy with the genre.
From her 3 award winning and best selling Art of Lounge CD's this show
features a collection of the hit songs.
'Australia's Queen of Lounge' - Julia Lester
from ABC Classic Drive
'Nothing can hide the subtle artistry Janet and her judiciously chosen
coterie of jazz musicians bring to jazz standards.' - Drum media
second half the trio eases through a pile of audience requests (written
on paper slips) from Crazy to Sondheim's Send In The Clowns and Jobim's
One Note Samba. It was fun to watch them improvising arrangements as
they went, even decorating Crazy with backing vocals.'
- John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Chansons des Paris
From her popular CD Comme Ci Comme Ca this show features Janet's own
arrangements and interpretations of the most popular songs by French
Artists including Piaf, Aznavour, Montand, Trenet, Legrand and many
more. For this show, the trio is joined by piano accordion maestro Kim
Featuring the very best of Cole Porter, Janet and her band perform
memorable favourites like Begin the Beguine, I Get a Kick Out of You,
Night and Day, Love For Sale and many more.
'It is simply
more of the exquisite singing ...
as if to validate
her credentials as Australia's latter day Doris Day.'
Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence Magazine USA
'The Sydney-based singer
and pianist is without question
the most successful jazz influenced cabaret performer in Australia today.'
Barry Ralph, Gold
'Her style is
distinctive. Her piano has a sense of rhythm and is tasteful. Her vocal
is clear and natural which makes you feel like basking in a warm sunny
Her speaking tone and
singing voice sound the same: all of these aspects have helped create
her natural and honest vocal impression '
Keiko Takayama, Jazz World (Japan)
gifted... It is a measure of Janet's skill, sincerity
and admiration that during her performance it is to her
own interpretations of these wonderful songs
that all attention is drawn.'
Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal International
sensuality blending innocence and desire,
the perfect phrasing, the odd devilish kick, and of course
the magical interplay between vocalist and ensemble.
As always with Seidel's recordings, 'Don't smoke in bed'
is also highlighted by a true live sensibility, which is
a rare occurrence in contemporary music recordings,
and an intimacy which can transport
you right into the front row of the performance.
Paul Turner of SX Magazine Sydney
'I had heard so
much about this delightful jazz star
from Australia, but I was still not prepared for this
awesome performance. I have never been so thrilled
by a performer. This lady is amazing - such pure clean vocals!
Stu Hamstra, Cabaret Hotline Online New York concert review, USA