The Jane Getter Band

The Jane Getter Band


Weather Report meets Led Zeppelin meets Chaka Kahn meets Salif Keita meets Mike Stern. The exciting and innovative music of the Jane Getter Band is a blend of styles - jazz, rock, funk, r&b with some African. Get ready for some serious guitar shredding by Jane.


THE JANE GETTER BAND consists of some of New York's finest musicians. From side-men and women of Miles Davis to Peter Frampton, Chaka Kahn to Jaimoe, Cindy Lauper to Branford Marsalis, all these styles come together to result in a unique and innovative new sound. The driving and infectious grooves along with the buoyant and soaring melodies makes it so the audience is left "breathless and wanting more"... (South Orange Record 2004)

Jane Getter - guitarist, composer, background vocals
(played in the Saturday Night Live Band, with Jaimoe from The Allman Brothers, Ursala Dudziak, Jack McDuff, Lenny White)

Adam Holzman - keyboards
(played with Miles Davis, Grover Washington Jr., Chaka Khan, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney)

James Genus - bass
(plays in the Saturday Live Band, played with Chick Corea, The Brecker Brothers, Bob James)

Rocky Bryant - drums
(played with David Sanborn, Peter Frampton, Dianne Reeves, CindyLauper, Branford Marsalis)

Thulani - vocals, sabar drum (Groove Theory opening act, E Jam, Spike Rebel, "I'll Be There For You " Polygram)


Jane Getter is one of the most exciting and innovative guitarist/composers on the scene today. Early in her career she toured with legendary organist Jack McDuff, which provided invaluable training ground as did stints with Joe Lovano, Richie Beirach, Kenny Barron, Jack Wilkins, etc.

Her composing talents recieved attention when she won the ASCAP Gershwin Award for Music for Theatre or Dance ('93). She then teamed up with writing partner Lenny White (drummer from Return To Forever). They co-wrote Urbanator's smooth jazz hit "Hopscotch", along with other compositions which were recorded on White's CD's Present Tense and Acoustic Masters. At this time, she recorded and toured with Michal Urbaniak's band Urbanator featuring Kenny Garrett, Tom Browne and Lenny White. She then received widespread exposure playing in the Saturday Night Live Band.

Jane continues to perform, tour and record with many other great artists including Jaimoe (Allman Brothers Band drummer), Regina Carter, Richard Bona, and recently has been touring in Europe with singer Ursala Dudziak.

Over the past few years, Jane has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine's "Sessions" section. Her debut CD on Lipstick Records, titled Jane continues to receive worldwide critical acclaim. Her band, which consists of a stellar crew of New York's finest - James Genus, Adam Holzman, Rocky Bryant and vocalist Thulani can be seen playing in the the New York City area and touring the U.S. They recently opened for guitar legend Allan Holdsworth in NYC's BB Kings Blues Club. Her 2nd CD titled See Jane Run is being released in June of 2005 on Alternity Records, the home of Allan Holdsworth.


Something Better

Written By: Jane Getter

Something Better c p Jane Getter

I hate to see you cry
Dump the ones that can't answer why

Don't even waste your time
Even though he is so fine

something better is on its way
something better you'll have your day
something better trust in you
something better true love is due

he'll take you right on down
maybe not now but as time goes round

if he don't wanna talk
you better take a walk

something better will come your way
something better you'll have your day
something better trust in you
something better true love is due

forget him now and forever
it's time to move on to something better
he'll only break your heart and endeavor
better let him go

something better is sure to come
something better don't run
something better let him go
something better deep down you know

can he look you in the eye
if not you say goodbye

if you feel that he's not there
you can't force him to get aware

something better..........

Did I Ever Tell You

Written By: Jane Getter

Did I Ever Tell You

c p Jane Getter

I feel you all around
You are in my heart too
but where are you right now

you've always been there
to help me through hard times
you are the roots of my existence

did I, did I ever tell you how much you are a part of me
did I, did I ever tell you how much you've always meant to me

why did you have to go
way before your time
the answer I can not find

I still can't believe
that you are not here with
is this a dream or a reality

did I, did I ever tell you how much I've always loved you
did I, did I ever tell you how much I will miss you

why 'd you leave so soon
you couldn't watch us cry
why'd you leave so soon
still I'm asking why
why'd you leave so soon
I'm out here on my own
why'd you leave so soon
it's hard when you're alone

Is there a way to feel
what you were going through
still I wish I knew

you never talked about
what it was like to be you
was there more I could do

did I, did I ever tell you how much you are a part of me
did I,did I ever tell you how much you've always meant to me



Jane Getter's 2 releases:
"Jane" on Lipstick Records
"See Jane Run" on Alternity Records

She has also appeared on:
"Urbanator"- Hip Bop Records
"Something For Grace" Regina Carter - Atlantic Records
"Manifesto" Adam Holzman - Lipstick Records
"The Big Picture" Adam Holzman - ESC Records
"Sax In The City" - Apria Records
"No Cheap Dates" Annette Aguilar & Stringbeans
Mamapalooza 2006 Compilation
" Present Tense"- Lenny White- Hip Bop Records (composer)
"Acoustic Masters" Lenny White - Atlantic Records (composer)
"In A Loud Way" Adam Holzman - Blue Note Records (composer)

Set List

Length of sets range from 40 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the event.
We do mostly originals, with a few covers:
The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
Outstanding - The Gap Band
Lady - D'Angelo
Come Together - The Beatles