singer | lecturer | actress | dancer
“Nothing is impossible…only the paths to the goal are of varying lengths.”
Jana was born in Chrášťany, a village outside Prague. She first took piano lessons, and at the age of 13 she started classical singing, which she attended at an elementary art school in Prague. She participated in a number of concerts, music shows and gained experience from many beautiful collaborations. At grammar school, she was a member of the choir, which is where her love for multi-voice comes from.
The dream of multi-voice then materialized while playing with the Dum Doobie Doobie Band, whose repertoire includes multi-voice rock and roll of the 60’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKqvkSXzW6Q
As a member of original rock bands, she jumped on stage as a soloist, in rock and roll bands as a vocalist and with the electro-rock duo GariQ reached the 1st place on the RockZone radio chart. https://www.youtube.com/@GariqTV/videos
She performed at the National Theater in the E. Jelinek’s play “What happened when Nora left her husband”, with which she made it to many foreign theatre festivals.
Currently, she is a permanent member of the ensemble of the RockOpera Prague theater, where she performs as a singer, dancer and actress alongside the best Czech rock singers and musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOP0nIDGjCI
After returning from maternity leave, a surprise awaited her in the form of a “front-frau” position in the band The Dixie Hot Licks (New-Orleans jazz style), which exposed her to another musical landscape: improvisation and scat. In the summer she is mainly on the road with the band and roams not only Czech stages but also foreign festivals (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania…), which also have the world’s biggest jazz stars on the program.
She started teaching singing after completing her studies at the International Conservatory. She teaches adults and children, Czech and English, and respects the individuality of students. The human voice fascinates her and she continues to educate herself at various voice or composition workshops and online seminars with Czech stars in the field as well as foreign lecturers.
And when she has some alone time left, she hangs out with a looper and makes layers. 🙂