Jazz Vocalist Janet Planet to Make Rare Madison Area Appearance
Janet Planet will headline the Jazz Tracs Festival Concert at Middleton High School on Friday, May 8. The concert will be held at 7:30 pm in the Middleton H.S. Performing Arts Center. This annual jazz concert features the Middleton H.S. Jazz Ensembles in collaboration with guest professional artists.
Jazziz Magazine hailed Ms. Planet as a "Voice of the New Jazz Culture...amazingly powerful with seemingly limitless expression.” In her career, she has performed with legends such as Jackie and Roy, George Benson, and her mentor Nancy King, and shared the stage with many other accomplished jazz artists including Ellis Marsalis, John Harmon, Gene Bertoncini, and Marian McPartland.
Planet frequently shares with students and others her knowledge of vocal technique, jazz history, performance careers, and the music business, bringing to this experience her perspectives as a woman and artist. A busy concert schedule has taken her to performing arts centers, opera houses, colleges, universities, jazz festivals and jazz clubs across the USA and internationally, with appearances in Europe and Japan where she co-founded the First Fraternity of Musicians in the city of Nagasaki in 2000.
Janet will perform a set with longtime friends John Gibson-bass, Tom Theabo-guitar and Tom Washatka-tenor sax.
Janet will also collaborate with the Middleton High School Jazz Ensembles. The bands will accompany her as she shares music from her most recent project, music from the Bob Dylan Songbook.
General Admission Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Student tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.
To obtain advanced pricing tickets or for more information, call 608.829.9679.
Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School 2100 Bristol St. , Middleton, Wisconsin 53562 View Map