And in a few seconds more than three minutes — the length of a 78 — she makes us all feel more optimistic. Janice can affect us in many ways, but at her core is a gentle winsomeness, which comes through so easily here.
This performance of LAUGHING AT LIFE — at its 1930 tempo — comes from the 2014 Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party, and Janice’s accompanists are Keith Nichols, piano; Menno Daams, cornet; Graham Hughes, trombone; Mauro Porro, reeds; Martin Wheatley, guitar /banjo; Malcolm Sked, bass; Emma Fisk, violin; Richard Pite, drums:
“Why not grin?” indeed. We have Janice Day and Her Gang to inspire us. And this November, there will be another Party — celebrating a quarter-century of the best hot music, November 6-8, 2015.
May your happiness increase!