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Tenaj & Anderson

Oak Park, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Oak Park, Michigan, United States | INDIE
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"Tenaj has a rich voice and a whole lot of soul. She uses it well, and is quite flexible and comfortable." - Ann Arbor News


"Tenaj put the audience in a peppy mood. She is loaded with a bubbly personality, and put over lyrics to the delight of the audience. Ballads interjected rich velvety content drawing in the listeners deeper. ....The concert ended on a high note." - Observer - Lincoln N.


"Red hot jazz...Tenaj is an original performer, as well as a standard bearer. You'll love it, the music is lively...and lush." - Battle Creek Enquirer


"I was thoroughly impressed with the show - excellent singing, very good repertoire of originals and uniquely arranged standards with a knock-out back-up group, very tight, an indication of hard work and seasoned performers." - Jacques Emond, Executive Musical Director/Ottawa Jazz Festival


While happy go lucky or whimsical and serious about their art pianist/guitarist Sven Anderson and vocalist/pianist Janet Tenaj combine these elements in a spicy modern jazz context to make music that is all their own. A pair unique unto themselves constructing melodic or harmonic phrases with clever lyrics produces a sound unlike anyone else. Check out their stunning, personalized version of "Dearly Beloved", the steamy "Slow Hot Wind" and the tender title track "You & I". Sven's Afro-Cuban & Brazilian tendencies & Janet's smart way of turning a phrase of mere words into extrapolated visionary poetry. Veterans on the Metro-Detroit scene Janet Tenaj and Sven Anderson are now poised to take on the world with their one-of-a-kind music that can now be loved by you, I and all.
Micahel G. Nastos - All Music Guide, Cadence Magazine, SEMAJA,
WEMU- 89.1 FM, Ypsilanti, MI






- SvenandJanetEvening Pub. Co.


Discography

You & I - Will be playing on www.hinesitefive.com in the next
couple of weeks.
Been played on NPR WEMU in Ypsilanti as well as
101.9 WDET NPR Detroit as well Vermont, N.Y.
L.A.
Co-produced by Grammy winning engineer/song
writer, Steve King (for Eminem).
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At Last
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What Love Brings
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Award winning Jazz/Brazilian music based out of Detroit. We are a diverse group. Sven Anderson, M.M. in Composition- piano and nylon string guitar. Writing original arrangements and Award Winning compositions, Detroit Metro Music Awards, Oakland Piano Concerto. Music Director for the legendary Little Jimmy Scott, Rat Pack Is Back. Performed with Martin Short, Clay Aiken, Robert Goulet, Regis Philben, .
Janet Tenaj -Vocals, piano, songsmith & lyricist. Playing festival venues from Canada through the States. Created a children's educational music program that is endorsed by the late, great Billy Taylor, NEA Jazz Master.
Rob Emanuel - Drums/percussion - Drummer extraordinaire playing jazz, Cuban, Brazilian. Drummer for the popular group Teen Angels for over 20 years.
John Barron - Electric guitar/bass - Played with Betty LaVette, Alberta Adams. Has written hundreds of CD reviews as well as published music educational articles.
Eugene (Bud) Zenzen - Cello. Well known pit musician for The Opera House and Fox Theater to name a few.
Jordan Schug - Graduated from the famous North Texas State. This young bass "phenom" is in great demand.
Influences range from Bach, Mozart to Bartok, to Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Monk, Shirley Horn, Jimmy Scott, Lightning Hopkins, Hendrix, Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Beatles, Jobim, Djvan.

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