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Janet Planet and Tom Washatka w/LaCrosse Jazz Orchestra!! (click on title for more info)
October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The LaCrosse Jazz Orchestra moves indoors for the first of three concerts at Capella Performing Arts Center. We are excited to have Janet Planet return as our guest artist in her fourth appearance with the LJO!
Janet Planet has been described as a “The voice of the new jazz culture with seemingly limitless expression” by Jazziz Magazine, the spirited and vivacious Janet Planet has been self-produced and managed for the majority of her 40-year career.
In 2017, “Janet Planet – Just Like a Woman – The Music of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2” was up for GRAMMY consideration. In 2018, “John Harmon and Janet Planet Da Capo” and in 2021 “Under the Venus Moon” was considered for the GRAMMY.
Active in all aspects of the business, she is a performer, producer, teacher, recording artist, voice-over talent, and commercial singer. On the jazz faculty at Lawrence University, she also co-owns Steel Moon Recording Studio and Stellar Records with her husband, Tom Washatka.
The music of Johnny Mandel is Planet’s most recent project. In 2022 Janet and her husband, saxophonist, Tom Washatka, performed the project at the London Jazz Fest.