An Evening with Janice Borla


Location: Madden Theatre, Naperville, IL 60540
Start Date/Time: February 13, 2015 - 8 p.m.
End Date/Time: February 13, 2015 – 10 p.m.

Janice Borla has made the use of the voice as a jazz instrument her artistic mission. In her recordings and performances she is known for her beautiful sound, superb technique, adventurous repertoire and imaginative vocal improvisations. Described as a “one-woman jazz tornado” and “genius-pure genius” by Jazz Times Magazine, Janice has performed with such jazz talents as Clark Terry, Charlie Haden, Bunky Green and Bobby Watson. She has presented concerts and workshops throughout the U.S, Canada, Germany and Japan, including three appearances at the Chicago Jazz Festival. Her current recording “Promises to Burn” was named one of DownBeat Magazine’s “Best CDs of 2014,” and received numerous accolades — “Among the best, boldest and most innovative vocalists around” (Christopher Louden, Jazz Times). The native Chicagoan holds a B.A. degree in Music from Barat College (Lake Forest IL) with postgraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An acknowledged pioneer in vocal jazz education, she founded the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, now in its 27th season. She has wrtten articles for DownBeat Magazine and Jazz Educators Journal, serves as judge for the annual DownBeat Student Music Awards, and delivers clinics online through the ALIVE Project (Accessible Live Internet Video Education). The concert will feature other members of the College’s acclaimed jazz faculty.


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