The Blue Janes are a Seattle ukulele trio made up of three women’s voices and three ukuleles. Veterans of Seattle’s folk, folk-pop, and singer-songwriter communities, the trio sings sweet, melodic original and cover tunes, a few from the traditional Americana repertoire, and some very funny and raucous numbers.
The Blue Janes are:
Arni Adler is a member of the trio Uncle Bonsai, which has released 10 recordings, and continues to perform and tour. She has composed a song cycle based on Charles Bukowski poems, teaches writing and art, and shows her paintings and collages around town. The Blue Janes is her sixth singing trio.
Kathleen Tracy is a composer, arranger, singer, choral director, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. She has released five independently produced recordings and has created music for theater and dance. She leads the Columbia City Community Chorus and Family Chorus. Her website is www.kathleentracy.com
Jean Mann is an Americana jazz-tinged folk singer-songwriter, who performs on ukulele, tenor and acoustic guitars, and harmonica. She’s been touring the US since 2000 and toured Europe in 2014 and 2016. She has released six CDs. Her website is www.jeanmann.net
Here's what people are saying about The Blue Janes:
Thank you so much for coming out to Vashon TBJ!! Your singing was incredibly beautiful and moved me and the rest of the audience immensely. You all filled the hall with tremendous and fragile beauty. You are each such unique and consummate artists, and we are so honored to have presented you.
- Stephen Jeong, Director of Performing Arts, Vashon Center for the Arts
The Blue Janes provide a sweet oasis away from the troubled world with excellent songwriting, harmonies and humor. Individually they are strong performers. As a trio they bring together variety, charm, and funny thoughtful insight. Their sets are well constructed to highlight each of their talents.
- JD and Joanna, Music Up Close House Concerts, Tumwater WA
It was a joy to have the Blue Janes play a house concert in our living room last month. This trio is so delightful, with tunes that make you laugh and cry. Their harmonies are so sweet, and blend well with the ukuleles and guitars. What a treasure and what a pleasure to hear them croon! Many thanks, Blue Janes!
- Joanne and Marcos Weiss, house concert hosts, Seattle WA