Janis Carter

Janis Carter


Traditional jazz standards from the American songbook, Janis incorporates her traditional background with a contemporary flare for a very soothing tantilizing sound that makes her unique


International jazz songstylist, influenced heavily by Josephing Baker the performer, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne and Fancy Nancy WIlson. Reviewed by the late renowned jazz critic Leonard Feather (LA Times) Bill Willard (Variety) Page Six (New York Post) Forrest Duke (LV Review Journal)
Former backup vocalist for Billy Paul, Lola Falana, Frankie Randall;Opening Act for Kirk Whalum, Najee, Maze and Frankie Bevery, Howard Hewitt;
I have been performing for over 20 years with some of the industries best unsigned jazz musicians from Las Vegas to New York to Paris France. My new CD project "Special Requests" features the Bernard Linnette Interactive Sextet out of ATL. I have been performing with this group on a collaborative basis for almost a year in the southest region and have a series of CD release parties planned for the remainder of the year.


Love Keepsake

Written By: Janis A. Carter

I'm far away from you,
when I'm lonesome
Or I'm feeling blue
My mind seems to drift back in time
Tto the many moods of you

And at night
When I'm fast asleep
In my dreams
you always seem to creep
My pillow is so nice and warm
As if you, you were in my arms

Your Love is my Keepsake
I keep it right next to my heart
Your love is my Keepsake
always shining in the dark

Your love is my Keepsake
Only for my mind to see
Your love is my Keepsake
It's just for me

I remember our whole love affair
Like yesterday, and voila
there you were
All the laughter
and the love we shared
Is all mine, til the end of time

Your Love is my Keepsake
I keep it right next to my heart
Your Love is my Keepsake
Always shinging in the dark]

Your Love is my Keepsake
Only for my mind to see
Your Love is my Keepsake
Its just for me

Are You Ready

Written By: Janis A. Carter

Todays the day atlast we meet
No glances from afar
Our eyes said Hello

So nows the time you must decide
Just what you want and feel inside
Let your feelings show

I wanna know Are You Ready
Are You Ready for my, my
Kind of Love

Are You Ready, Are You Ready
For my, my, my, my my,my
Kind of Love

Love's a lot to think about
You've tried it once before
Won't you try again

Just give in don't be afraid
To take another chance
Love is where you begin

I wanna know Are You Ready
Are You Ready for My my
Kind of Love

Are You Ready, Are YOu Ready
For my, my, my, my,my, my
Kind of Love


My CD has cover tunes and two of my originals entitled "Lovekeepsake" and "'Are You Ready". These are my submission selections since they are tunes that I have written. Selections on the new CD are:

All of Me
A Night in Tunisia
My Funny Valentine
Round Midnight
Misty/Nearness of You
One Note Samba
Ooo wee Baby You're the One for Me
Are You Ready

Set List

What You Won't Do, Do for Love
A Night in Tunisia
Round MIdnight
My Funny Valentine
*Love Keepsake
*Are You Ready
Teach Me Tonight
Since I fell for You
New York State of Mind
I Wish You Love
What a Wonderful World
April in Paris
Love for Sale
Green Dolphin Street
Just in Time
One Note Samba.....
I usually perform at concert/special events/private parties fora performance time of :30 min - 1:30 min