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October 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $15
Jan Marra is a two-time winner of the Kerrville Texas Folk Festival’s “New Folk” award for songwriting, has been featured on National Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” hosted by Garrison Keillor, “American Music Shop” on The Nashville Network, and on many local television and radio programs.
Her first album, These Crazy Years (Flying Fish/Rounder), received excellent reviews in the New York Daily News and England’s Folk Roots magazine. Her latest album of original music, Songs For Collectors, was released in 2002.
“A traffic-stopping voice,” said folk legend and songwriter Rosalie Sorrells. “A voice like a silk handkerchief and lyrics sharp as spike heels,” noted the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal. “A master of the musical expression of her soul,” said the Kerrville Daily Times.
Jan has been a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Chorus since 2000, and has received an international award from the International Whistling Competition for melodic and entertaining whistling. In 2007 Jan was tapped to write a commemorative song honoring internationally renowned scientist and educator Dr. Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Jan performs regularly at retirement communities, for social groups and benefit events, and as a music therapist with the elderly. She also appears with a jazz combo, and is available for solo performance of classical or popular music at weddings and other social events.