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Janice Gerard . . .
“Janice Gerard can sing anything she wants. She brings great understanding and feel to every genre: jazz, country, soul, pop, show tunes, you name it. Gerard is that rare vocalist– making every song her own with a great dynamic range, and just the right delivery.”
Floyd Domino – Double Grammy award-winning pianist (Asleep at the Wheel); 2010 Best Keyboardist winner, Austin Music Awards. Studio player on hits by Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Strait, Vince Gill. www.floyddomino.com
“More than merely paying tribute to some of the greatest pop and Broadway singers of the 20th Century, Janice Gerard brings a fresh vitality and exciting energy to her incredible renditions of their best loved songs.
“Tapping into our nostalgic heart on songs made famous by everyone from Barbra Streisand, Rosemary Clooney and Bette Midler to Patsy Cline and Aretha Franklin, Gerard covers the waterfront emotionally, from sensual and subtle to powerful and dramatic, soulfully romantic to quirky and playful.
“Listening to a full set by Janice Gerard is like hearing glorious history pass before your ears. She does it all, and does it all magically.”
Jonathan Widran, Music Critic, Los Angeles, CA
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“From saucy to sentimental, she’s always entertaining!”
Les Michaels – LIFE IS A CABARET NEWSLETTER/CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE, Palm Springs, CA
“This dynamic entertainer takes you on a romantic journey down Broadway as she thrills her audience with an array of old favorites from Gershwin to Rodgers & Hammerstein. What a talent! I received a lot of compliments for booking Janice Gerard!”
Bob Mulvey, Promoter of Entertainment in South Orange County, CA
“As an artist who has always made her living using her voice, I recognize vocal talent in others. Janice Gerard is simply crazy good. There are singers and then there are artists who take you to the next level. Miss Gerard is an artist – infusing each song with not only her beautiful voice, but a soulfulness, spirit and playfulness that creates a whole world.
“To say Janice is a fabulous singer is not saying enough. Emotion, intensity, approach, intonation, dynamics, range, connection, communication – being a performer is so much more than carrying a tune. Miss Gerard has a natural instinct for knowing exactly what a song wants to say – and the voice to say it perfectly and effortlessly.
“Simply a rare and amazing talent!”
Charity James — Film, television, commercial voice-over artist (ESPN, “The Simpsons,” Purex, NBC, ABC, “Space Jam”); comedian, recording artist www.charityjames.com
“Our audience was definitely “wowed” by the considerable vocal power and impressive range of Janice Gerard when she last appeared on the Clubhouse Five stage. She filled the room with our favorite music of Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Petula Clark and many others. Her dynamic individual style seemed to glide effortlessly through an eclectic mix of musical genres while her infectious energy captivated everyone there. Kudos and a standing ovation to Janice Gerard!”
Beverly Genereux, Vice President of Programs, New Jersey Club of Laguna Woods, Laguna Woods Village, CA
“A voice as big as a Montana sky, and just as captivating!”
Karen Hart — Multi award-winning composer and lyricist; recording artist www.karenhartmusic.com
“Janice Gerard is the ‘real deal!’ Her vocals, dancing and performance skills captured the Leisure Village Showtyme audience until her very last bow! We look forward to welcoming her back in 2015.”
Paul Schifanelli, Producer, LV Showtyme, Camarillo, CA
“Gerard’s expressive voice is always right on the mark…passionate, powerful and always pitch-perfect…”
Garret Swayne, Founder & Host, Mainstreet Songwriters Showcase www.garretswayne.com
“Performing ‘Stormy Monday’, Gerard grabbed the audience by the throat and took them on a fiery ride of heart-wrenching strife with lyrics, ‘They call it stormy Monday but Tuesday’s just as bad, Wednesday is worse and Thursday’s also sad.’
“When she shook the mic, her entire body became the core of blues itself, all tied to this deep, sexy voice in the vein of 1950’s blues singer Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. The strength of her delivery and grand finale were outstanding, bringing a house encore.”
Debbie Stock, Publisher/Editor www.huntingtonbeachcaliforniausa.com
“I’ve performed with as well as listened to Janice perform numerous times. She’s an amazing artist. She can capture the style and soul of a broad range of music as well as accent her fabulous vocal prowess with just the right dance and body movements. Janice has the ability to move and transport an audience with her wonderful talent.”
Robb Martson, Pianist/Composer
“Be it jazz, blues, pop or Broadway, Janice Gerard covers it all – a consummate performer!”
Annie Boddington, Entertainment Promoter, The Long Beach Petroleum Club