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Monday, May 6, 2013

See See Rider - Janice Harrington & Kenn Lending Blues Band

Janice Harrington born in Cleveland, Ohio, grew up within the tradition of Black American Music. In the 60’s,at the peak of the Black Liberation Movement, her career as a Gospel, Blues and Jazz singer began. Her greatest idols, to name a few are Mahalia Jackson and Dinah Washington.In 1969, she opened her career with a tour through South East Asia, where she sang for the U.S. military during the Vietnam war. Janice was a star guest in the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel from 1975 to 1977.During that period of time she was also well known as actress in the theater and in the American TV series „Days Of Our Lives“. In the 1970’s, she was on stage with Billy Daniels, Lloyd Bridges, Frank Sinatra Jr., Sammy Davis Jr. and Lionel Hampton. Janice began her career in Europe in 1980. While she lived in Norway, she sang for Bishop Desmond Tutu, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize and was also the opening act for Joan Armatrading. In 1989, Janice and the Kenn Lending Blues Band were the opening act for BB King in Copenhagen. Janice is described by the press as warm-as sunshine. She can create a hot atmosphere in a club as well as being a sincere front singer for a Big Band. She continues her work with the United States State Department as invited guest for various American embassies around the world. .In 2007 she was appointed as a Cultural Envoy to the country of Romania and has been invited to Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine, Poland and Thailand, representing Afro American Culture during the Black History Month. "Authentic American Music Workshops“ or "The Roots of Popular Music" is a course that Ms. Harrington conducts in Schools for children of all ages. For more information on this please visit her Home page. Current projects: "A Tribute to Dinah Washington" and "From Spirituals To Swing"  

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