Janice has a tremendous pool of musicians to choose from; book her as the guest star for an existing band, as a duo, a trio, or with any number of musicians that forms the best possible band for the desired concert.

Janice is also well known as a guest star with big bands like the Danish Television Big Band, the Oslo Radio Big Band, the NDR Radio Big Band and the RTV Ljubljana Big Band.


The Roots Of Gospel And Spirituals

In memory of the great Gospel star, the audience can sing and dance to classics of Gospel music like „Oh Happy Day“ and „Amazing Grace”.



Concert with the Radio Big Band Ljubljana



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Dinah Washington Memory Lane

Together with her musicians, Janice brings Dinah’s legendary small groups back to life.

Timing and luck brought me together with Keter Betts, the former Bass player with Ella Fitzgearld, Jimmy Cobb, the former Drummer with Miles Davis and Lloyd Mayers, the fabulous piano player, conductor, arranger from Broadway.

Jazz in der Burg 1988

Amelie Protscher

Amy is a versatile instrumentalist, who plays several keyed and stringed instruments at a highly professional level, and also sings. Despite having had a classical education on piano, organ, and guitar, her musical roots are in the African-American tradition, encompassing the idioms of Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Soul, Rock and R’n’B. Her main squeezes are piano, bass and guitar; however, she handles organ, mandolin and banjo with almost equal ease.

In 2000, she moved to Berlin, and quickly became a vibrant voice in the German and European black music circuit. In addition to extended touring with different groups, she also is a gifted teacher and composer, as well as an accomplished recording artist.



Tom Shaka, an American Bluesman of Sicilian ancestory, began singing and playing the guitar at the age of eleven. Born 1953 in Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A., he is known today for his musical versatility and virtuosity. Besides singing and playing the guitar, he is also proficient at harmonica, ukulele, mandolin and one-string-git-fiddle. deeply inspired by Blues pioneers such as Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker, to name but a few, he began his career in the early 1970’s. It was, and continues to be, the above mentioned artists as well as musicians like Ray Charles, Taj Mahal, Snooks Eaglin, and especially his personal friends and musical partners David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Louisiana Red who have significantly influenced his own personal Blues-style.



Werner Gürtler is one of the most well-known traditional Jazz trombonists in Northern Germany. If time permits, he leads his own amateur Jazz band. His job as a piano tuner has become more like a hobby to him. Many bands book him as a guest star with concerts and Jazz festivals.


Born in Oklahoma, and raised on U.S. Air Force bases and very small towns in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Florida, and Newfoundland, Canada, Dylan spent his formative teen years playing electric and acoustic guitar in rock, soul, and country bands, and passionately studying the music of J.S. Bach and John Dowland on solo classical guitar. He studied music and composition at State University of New York at Albany, The Guitar Workshop (Roslyn, NY), and State University of New York at Stonybrook. From the Conservatorio Oscar Esplá in Alicante, Spain, he received the title of Professor of the Guitar and the Outstanding Achievement Award (Prémio Extraordinario) under the tutelage of the legendary José Tomás.