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Lola Danza debuts her project “Janya” at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Friday May 13th 2011 at 6pm

May 10, 2011

To: Listings/Critics/Features

From: Jazz Promo Services


 Left to right (Seungmin Cha, Woonjung Sim, Eunsun Jung and Lola Danza)

Photo Credit: Jai Yoon Lee
Dresses Designed by: Alex Guzman of NYA Artificial NYC NY

Lola Danza debuts her project “Janya” at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (2700 F St. NW, Washington DC 20566 (202.467.4600) this Friday May 13th 2011 at 6pm.

Janya is Modern Korean Shamanic Music

In Sanskrit Janya means to be born and in Korean Janya means around dawn.  Janya was created by four unique musicians– all derived from Korean descent and all women.  The music is a fusion of East and West—the East: Seungmin Cha- Daegeum, Eun Sun Jung- Gayageum and Woonjung Sim- Janggo, the West with Half Korean American Singer Lola Jung Danza.  Something shamanic and magical exists between the four musician women and so–  Janya was born… around dawn. 

They will also premier their work from their new album entitled “Janya” recorded at Bill Laswell’s studio. They will have the music available exclusively at the Kennedy Center on Friday, May 13th and it will be released worldwide this summer on Evolver Records and also on a Korean label soon TBA.

You can also watch the Kennedy Center performance of Janya “live” at http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/live/

Please visit www.LolaDanza.com for more information.


 has had many forms and styles. Singer and composer Lola Danza is leading an intriguing new area of exploration in the music, blending classical and rock music with improvisation in her dramatic compositions. Floating and full of meaning, her voice is an intuitive instrument that blends mellifluously with her impressionistic, visionary and emotional music.”– (All AboutJazz

 Simon Harper)

“Lola Danza– The adventurous Singer/Composer, whose patiently flowing voice evokes atmospheres from the ethereal to the ominous”(Boston Globe)

“With a stunning voice that elongates words and phrases with almost ethereal clarity, Danza follows her own muse stylistically, preferring the spare and airy to the busy and hot.” — (The Boston Herald– Bob Young

“Lola Danza is a part of a new breed of jazz singer writing original material and experimenting.  And she has the chops to pull it off.”  -The Boston Phoenix  Jon Garelick

Ms. Danza has performed with world renowned jazz

 artists such as Ornette Coleman, Steve Kuhn, Lewis Nash, Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Ben Monder, Mat Maneri, Dave Tronzo, Bob Gullotti, Luciana Souza and Leni Stern.

For Booking:  Naomi Edelmann   917.725.4013   Naomi.Edelmann@gmail.com


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