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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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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 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. With the accompaniment of proficient and accomplished musicians, every note is perfect, leaving you longing for more. Whether she's singing about the moon in "No Moon at All" or questioning what the morning will bring in Carole King's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," her sweet voice will make you wish you were the one she only had eyes for. Whether you're listening to her at home with someone special or attending one of her exhilarating performances, sit back, relax, and let Janet Paulsen fly you to the moon.
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Janet Paulsen's Passion is Singing

Janet Paulsen is a classically trained singer. She 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.


For the past few years Janet has been specializing in jazz standards and pop music performing throughout Maryland and the East Coast.


Through musical interpretation and creative delivery, Janet entertains audiences in venues large and small. Her music creates a beautiful ambiance at weddings, restaurants, and private events.


Janet loves working with orchestras, big bands, smaller combos, or the intimacy of a single musical instrument. She also is the female vocalist for the Hotel Paradise Orchestra which specializes in music from the 1920 and 1930s.

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Private Events

An evening of entertainment with Janet Paulsen is always a joyful, swinging, and deeply thoughtful occasion. With her sparkling stage persona and warm, welcoming style, she brings her heart and soul to every performance. Janet’s carefully curated musical offerings range from tributes to the greats and seasonally themed shows to explorations of the Songbook both classic and modern, all featuring ensembles of the area’s finest musicians. With a deep lyrical focus and a passion for communication, Janet connects deeply with her audiences, making every show an experience to remember.

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.

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