So, that was where she's
been "hiding". If hiding was her intent, this would be about the
only place this 6 foot blonde could have remained inconspicuous. But
inconspicuous she definitely was not when she was hopping up on stages in
Copenhagen and joining bands in impromptu performances.
Growing up in a house
that thrived on music, it was always a part of her, a necessary element of her
being. She knew she could sing, but strangely enough, she did not think it was
"a big deal". And since the only people that had ever heard her sing
were friends and family, Jani assumed that they were merely being polite when
they told her that she had talent. Belting out the blues or luring people into
a trance with her sultry sounds was just her own act of passion. But the
response to her music made it undeniably clear that people wanted to hear
more. The music she writes is a soulful mix of the different styles she grew
up listening to. The diverse music she appreciated were just a turn of the
radio dial away from one another. The stations were numerous. The stations
were from Detroit.
She grew up in the small city of Chatham, Ontario, 45
minutes over the border from the Motown. Her influences, ranging from
classical to funk, are revealed in every song that she writes. Her often
autobiographical lyrics leave audiences thankful for the living she has done.
No, music has not been the only part of Jani's life, but it has been the
strongest, most dynamic, most necessary, always with her, traveling to every
place she has been. The ever positive, vibrant, energetic Jani, admits that
her music is a therapeutic device that she has used for many years to keep the
smile on her face. Audiences are thrilled she has lived enough life to
have stories to tell with her songs and young enough to make it interesting.