Old school blues improvisation meets hard hitting lyrical prowess in a rich imaginative blend of vocal clarity and complexity. Janine brings her refreshing mix of contemporary and conscious poetry to the stage and delivers a mature, sophisticated style and a unique and captivating energy all of her own. She sites the influences of musical stylings from Billie Holiday and Nina Simone to Augustus Pablo and Sizzla Kalongi.
As a singer/songwriter, Janine touches on issues ranging from social injustice, violence, politics and gender to intimate matters of the heart, mind and spirit. Janine a.k.a. ‘Jah9’ has emerged over the last year, almost unknown and has earned the hearts and respect of her peers and audiences with each encounter.
‘Jazz on Dub’ is the sound she is currently working to create - a mix of her two favourite music forms. She intends to take her word sounds to the world, entertaining and inspiring all along the way.
This fusion is all Jamaican and this young woman is full to the brim and pouring her heart out.
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