“This woman’s got the goods.”
“An artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power.”
“She sings with such passion and conviction that it’s hard to take your eyes off her.”
—The Telegraph (UK)
Critical acclaim fused with commercial success may be rare in the music world. For Janita, this coveted combination is simply the norm. Not only has her ongoing artist-in-residence concert series at famed East Village venue Arlene’s Grocery become a Who’s Who of New York City music, it’s propelled her across 60,000 miles of touring for nearly 100 performances in the United States and Europe over the past two years.
Already established as an iconic recording artist and music figure in her native Finland, Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) moved to New York City early in her career, building on those initial successes by launching her American recording career with two Top-40 Billboard hits. Her albums that followed, Haunted (2010 ECR Music Group), and Didn’t You, My Dear? (2015 ECR Music Group), have cemented her reputation as a powerful multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and arranger—while garnering her further recognition for her electrifying and unique talent as a singer.
Paste Magazine declares, “Janita mesmerizes . . . her distinctive vocals are her stand-out asset, ranging between an edgier Feist and a softer Florence Welch.” Baeble Music adds, “Combining the vocal intensity of Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan with the turbulent rock edge of St. Vincent, Janita continues to mark herself as an artist capable of producing music of great beauty and unsettling power.”
The new 2018–2019 season of Janita’s New York City concert series at Arlene’s Grocery premieres October 25th and runs through June 13th. Simultaneously, she will be back out on the road to headline two major tours in both Europe and the United States beginning in October 2018.