Whether Jana Jae is taking part in a bravura performance of Bach’s Double Concerto For Two Violins or bringing a country fair crowd to it feet with a sizzling rendition of “Orange Blossom Special,” she’s the kind of performer that people don’t forget.
Trained at the Vienna Academy of Music, this artist comes from a family of accomplished musicians. Her parents met in New York while studying violin at Juilliard, and started Jana on the violin at age two. Jana credits her grandfather, a champion fiddler from Oklahoma, as her early inspiration to play by ear, learning hoedowns and waltzes, schottisches and polkas, while continuing to hone her music skills into a fine art.
Jana Jae taught music during her early career in music until she felt inspired to take her unique blend of music on the road. Jana and her trademark blue fiddle soon took the world of country music by storm. Buck Owens was one of the first
big names to recognize her talent and hired her as the first female member of his “Buckaroos” band, and she was part of the regular team of performers on the popular television show, “Hee Haw.” She won national credos as an acclaimed fiddler, and has appeared with country greats such as Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Chet Atkins, the Oak Ridge Boys and Ricky Skaggs.
Jana Jae has built a solid solo career, drawing upon her diverse musical background and talents performing worldwide at events such as the Montreaux Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Wembley Festival in England. Her one-of-a-kind style blends country fiddling, western swing, and the classics, producing thrilling performances and critical acclaim.
A consummate performer, Jana Jae’s pure voice, showmanship and natural communication with any audience combine for a dynamite concert. Jana has performed with the greats in the business, but she is best on her own with her complete touring group of talented musicians. Their special talents have enriched the world of music, bringing music lovers of all types to enjoy their diverse repertoire ranging from the classics to down home showstoppers.