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JANET PAULSEN
Jazz and Pop Singer
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Janet's debut EP "This Time It's Love" is available now on all streaming platforms. Click here to listen:

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Janet's Curated Shows

The "Joyful Song: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney" show has a set list that is comprised of song selections that reflect Clooney’s life and love of music. Favorites from both her pop and jazz repertoires, movie moments, and engaging storytelling take a deep look into the history that made her who she was. Featured songs include Tenderly, the opening number on Clooney’s 1950’s television show, the novelty tunes (such as Mambo Italiano) which brought her fame, and the sultry love ballads she was best known for. A definite highlight is an exciting medley of songs from her classic film, White Christmas. After hearing her sing, Irving Berlin wrote the song “Love: You Didn’t Do Right By Me” specifically for Clooney; this song is a favorite of Janet’s, who will be wearing a stunning copy of the iconic dress Clooney wore in the film.

 

"It's a Lovely Day Today with Doris, Dinah, and Ella" features Doris Day, Dinah Shore and Ella Fitzgerald, and songs from albums they recorded with the famous conductor/pianist Andre Previn.

Past shows include
"Jazz Stylings" featuring early jazz standards to pop
"International Jazz Day Celebration for Peace and Solidarity"
"Halloween Tribute Show to John Waters" with songs from his films and personal favorites
"Harvest Moon," an autumn show featuring songs with "moon" in the title
"Holiday Jazz" shows with themes that reflect the season.

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Janet Paulsen's Passion is Singing

Jazz/Pop vocalist Janet Paulsen is known for her carefully curated shows, thoughtful interpretation of lyrics, and passionate delivery. An evening of entertainment with Janet Paulsen is always a joyful, swinging, and inspiring occasion. With her sparkling stage persona and warm, welcoming style, she brings her heart and soul to every performance. With a strong lyrical focus, Janet connects deeply with her audiences, making every show an experience to remember.

Janet lives in the Baltimore area and headlines all over the East Coast, either leading her own ensembles or performing with The Hotel Paradise Orchestra which specializes in music from the 1920 and 1930s. She is a classically trained singer and began her career with a full scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University, and went on to perform with a variety of opera companies in New England and the Midwest.

The Hotel Paradise Orchestra

Janet Paulsen is the Lead Female Vocalist with The Hotel Paradise Orchestra under the musical direction of Jari Villanueva. The orchestra brings the early years of jazz and swing to life with music by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Count Basie, Irving Berlin, and Baltimore’s own Cab Calloway. Contact Janet Paulsen for booking.

Please listen to our promotional reel.

World renowned jazz and pop singer,
Jane Monheit

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Working with Janet on her EP, "This Time It's Love",
To say I had a wonderful time working on this project would be an understatement; Janet is an utter joy to make music with, and brings such a passionate enthusiasm to the Songbook. The band sounds fabulous, and Janet gives her whole heart to every lyric. A joyful, engaging listen!
Review by Brenna Kupfeman, Director of Business Development, Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, Maryland
We thoroughly enjoyed having the Janet Paulsen Jazz Quartet's Joyful Song Tribute to Rosemary Clooney at the Liriodendron. The combination of expert musicianship, enthusiastic storytelling, and warm engagement delighted our audience, and provided them with a deeper understanding of Ms. Clooney's life, career, and music. 
Review by Janet Kenyon, Kenyon Artist Development, Nashville, TN
I love the recordings!!
Janet has such joy and emotion in them all!  Just gorgeous. Think Two for the Road is my favorite. Such beautiful expression and wonderful unique delivery!  And the band sounds amazing!!

Review by Norton Ewart, a Denver based percussionist.

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Janet Paulsen is a captivating and talented jazz/pop chanteuse, whose voice exudes elegance and style in every performance. Her range is a beautiful mix of intimate, lush, romantic Mancini to a toe-tapping Latin interpretation of My Foolish Heart. As she swings effortlessly through a collection of jazz standards and pop classics, Janet takes you on a journey that is reminiscent of late-night rendezvous - enchanting and unforgettable. 

Booking/Contact
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