MP3 Jane Ford - 2 Days in February
If Carole King and Diana Krall had a lovechild it would be Jane Ford''s "2 Days in February."
8 MP3 Songs
POP: Today''s Top 40, POP: Piano
An up and coming talent on the Toronto club scene, Jane Ford is one to watch in 2005.
"...a soulful voice." The Toronto Star
"...Joyous energy." Xtra Magzine.
Featuring George Koller - bass (Peter Gabriel, Holly Cole) and Gary Craig - drums. (Bryan Adams, Anne Murray)
Recorded and co-produced by George Seara (Sting, Herbie Hancock, Pink, 50 Cent)
Part well crafted pop, part smoky jazz, this album takes the perfectly crafted pop song to a new level. On this album, Jane Ford returns to her influences, 1970''s singer/songwriter Top 40, but here it''s played as though smushed into a pack of Gitanes in a Paris jazz bar. The eight song equivalent of a night on the town with a friend who makes you drink too much and confess all your inner secrets.
But somehow you feel better for it in the morning.
Jane Ford has come a long way since her start at age 16 as the house piano player at a Toronto Comedy Club, playing for such people as Sandra Bernhard and Jim Carrey.
Jane has played in clubs in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. Including sold out shows at The Duplex in New York and The Gardenia in L.A. And even started her own club in Toronto, the legendary "The Queen''s Bedroom" which showcased performers as varied as Jane Siberry and Ru Paul.
Jane wrote the songs for the Off Broadway show "Out in America" which starred Daryl Hannah and Stephen Baldwin. And she wrote the songs for the play "By Your Side" at The Rivoli in Toronto, and in which she also co-starred alongside Keanu Reeves.
She has written the theme songs for 4 popular Canadian Television series, "The Broad Side, (CBC Television), "Behind The Scenes," (CTV/ The Comedy Network) and "Listen Missy" (W Network/Australia''s Comedy Network) and one, "Material World, " (CBC TV) which has been seen and heard in over 40 countries and won The Gemini Award, Canada''s version of the Emmy
Jane has co-written with "Kids in the Hall" Bruce McCulloch, a song called "Brucie''s Happy World" for his 1996 television special and even had a song of hers sung by Monkee Mickey Dolenz, on the Fox TV series "Monty."
More recently, two of Jane''s songs were featured in the MGM released film "I Love You, Don''t Touch Me." Performed by Marla Shaffel, who went on to star on Broadway in the title role in "Jane Eyre."
Last year, Jane wrote a series of Musicals for CBC Television called "The 30 Minute Musical."
Jane''s first self-titled CD was released by Eastchester Records in 1995, to great critical acclaim. And has since gone ''paper'' in Canada.