Ms. Janis Music 4 Me

Why book Ms. Janis Music 4 Me?

Ms. Janis sings and entertains using her parachute, bubble machine, scarves and more. Kids will be clapping, moving, dancing and having fun! Ms. Janis has two birthday packages to choose from, Mini Me and Rockstar. The Rockstar package includes party favors to include in your gift bags and a special gift for the birthday child.

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Awesome!

Ms. Janis performed at my twins' first birthday party. All the kids (of various ages) loved the show and the parents did as well. I would definitely use her services again and will recommend her to friends. Thanks so much!!

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Reviewer: Pamela C.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Nov 30, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

First Birthday Party

Ms. Janis performed at my daughter's first birthday party and she was awesome! My daughter and the other children at the party had a great time and enjoyed her songs. We especially loved all the props that she brought, a bubble machine! Need I say more. Thank you Ms. Janis for making Serena's first birthday celebration a memorable one!

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Reviewer: Sandra R.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Nov 30, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

Happy, Wonderful & Professional

Ms. Janis returned my calls and emails, and showed up to my daughter's 5th birthday party on time. She patiently waited for some of my tardy little guests, then started her show with exuberance. All the kids were happy and entertained to be a part of her performance, so I will definitely recommend her for your event and book her again for mine.

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Reviewer: Shawnette L.
Event: Birthday Party in Far Rockaway, NY
Event Date: Oct 26, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music, Educational Entertainment, Singer/Songwriter

Janis was wonderful!

Janis entertained at my daughter's 1st birthday party of a dozen 1 year olds and their caregivers. Janis perfectly tailored the songs, style and format to the audience and the kids and adults had a wonderful time. The babies all enjoyed the scarves, musical instruments and parachute. My daughter was mesmerized. Janis has a beautiful voice and is a pleasure to work with - I highly recommend her!

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Reviewer: Danielle N.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Sep 20, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

We love Miss Janis!

Janis was the entertainment for my 3-year-old's birthday party and both him and my 22-month-old were entranced (as were the adults)! We couldn't have been happier with her - she sang songs, played with props the children loved, even brought a parachute. It was a rainy day and Janis was able to adopt to being inside. The kids loved her and we all had a great time - we will definitely be having her back for our next party!

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Reviewer: Marcie G.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: May 18, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

Janis is fab!

We had Miss Janis perform at our daughter's 4th birthday party and she was fabulous. She captured the attention of 35 children with fun songs, movement, scarves, music "eggs", a parachute and bubbles. She connected with our daughter immediately, as well as the group of children.

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Reviewer: Linda M.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Apr 28, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music, Singer/Songwriter

Ms. Janis did a fantastic job!

Ms. Janis did a wonderful job at my daughter's 2nd birthday party. She was extremely professional, responsive to all emails/calls, arrived a few minutes earlier than requested, and most importantly, the kids absolutely loved her - she made sure to include everyone in the songs and activities. We couldn't have been happier and highly recommend Ms. Janis!!

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Reviewer: Dorly A.
Event: Birthday Party in Hoboken, NJ
Event Date: Mar 1, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

Awesome and entertaining

I hired Miss Janis for my son 1st birthday party, I am very pleased with her. She is reliable and entertaining .I always got a call back when I contact her, be it text, voice or emailed. My son had a great time and so the the other children and adults. I was most happy that she included all the kids who were there in a welcome song and incoperated their names into it. The party started at 3pm and I told miss Janis to be there at 4pm she was not only there early but waited to come in at 4:30 after I sent a late text saying my guests were late... That was super nice and she didn't have to do it. I enjoyed everything she did that day.

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Reviewer: Camila
Organization: Williams
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Dec 8, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music, Temporary Tattoo Artist

Janis is wonderful!

I had Janis entertain at my son's 1st birthday party and she was absolutely wonderful! Janis was so accommodating and arrived very early to set up. She was so good at engaging all of the kids at the party who ranged from 5 months to 14 months. My son really enjoyed her entertainment and truly had a great time! Simply put, Janis was just such a pleasure to work with. Every time I contacted her she called me back in less than 10 minutes. She is a true professional and amazing at what she does. Even the adults at the party loved her performance! They couldn't stop saying how great she is! We are so glad that we chose Janis for our son's party.

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Reviewer: Melaine M.
Event: Birthday Party in Valley Stream, NY
Event Date: Oct 7, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

Enthusiastic, captivating, and fun!

I hired Ms. Janis for a first birthday party, where most children were between 10 and 18 months. The children were captivated by her energy and had fun following along for age appropriate songs and games. Even the youngest ones could imitate the hand motions during the songs, and everyone loved the parachute nd bubble machine. She has a beautiful singing voice and parents were raving about her for the rest of the party!

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Reviewer: Stephanie D.
Event: Birthday Party in Baldwin Place, NY
Event Date: Sep 22, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Block Party Entertainment

Based on the wonderful reviews Janis received on this site, I did not hesitate to hire her for my annual block party that took place on August 18, 2012. Janis is an extremely talented woman and her love for children definitely shines through. The children were engaged and loved the colorful scarves, parachute, and bubbles Janis used during her performance. After Janis performed outside, she took the time to talk and play with my two year old and one year old nieces. Janis is a wonderful entertainer and I am recommending her to all my friends with young children.

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Reviewer: Felicia K.
Event: Festival in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Aug 18, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

So much fun!

We hired Ms.Janis for our daughters 1st birthday party and the kids loved her!! My daughter was sleep when she got there and Ms Janis was so kind to wait a couple minutes and wake her up with some calm singing. What really got my baby up was the egg shaking and playing her favorite yo gabba gabba song she couldn't fall back to sleep since lol... All the other kids loved singing and making animal noises with Ms Janis! I myself enjoyed it and had a great time I would love to have Ms Janis again for Talayah's next party! She was great!

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Reviewer: Tamara P.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Jul 4, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

We all had a great time!!!

We booked Ms Janis, who teaches a music and a yoga/movement class at my son's preschool, for my 2 yr old daughter's birthday party. The kids ages ranged from as young as 8 mo to 4 yrs old. Most were 2.5 -3.5 yrs old, and Ms janis did such an excellent job entertaining ALL of the kids and babies! My son is PDD, and he loves Ms Janis! That's a lot to say for a PDD kid, she just plays to their interest. Ms Janis brought a parachute which she did a new song to, and most of her songs are original but familiar, and easy to sing to. I was very happy with her services! Plus she gave all the kids free CDs! It can't get much better than that!

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Reviewer: Jocelyn v.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Mar 31, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Still dancing to her tunes...

We hired Ms. Janis for my daughter's 1st birthday and she made it a hit. I've never seen my daughter so focused and engaged for as long as she was for Ms. Janis and her voice. She worked well with all the small children switching gears from singing, playing with egg shakers and using her bubble machine, the kids were so happy. She was so organized and set up quickly in an apt setting, we couldn't have been happier.

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Reviewer: Ali B.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Mar 17, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Great for small children

We recently hired Ms. Janis for my son's 3rd birthday party. She was really patient with all of the children and everyone enjoyed her songs and games. Perfect for the under 5 crowd!

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Reviewer: Deanne P.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Mar 11, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Great Choice for Birthday Parties!

Ms. Janis performed at my son's third birthday party, and she was great. She arrived on time, kept the children happy and focused, and cleaned up and left with grace - and without disrupting the party. The parents in attendance appreciated her, and one even takes a class with her. I strongly recommend her if you seek quality entertainment at your child's next birthday party.

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Reviewer: eisa r.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Feb 11, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Ms. Janis is Incredible!

Ms. Janis performed at my daughter's second birthday party and all I can say is wow! She is a natural performer and did such a wonderful job engaging all of the children. The thing that was also so great is that all of the guests enjoyed the performance equally, from the littlest one to my daughter's grandparents. It's not easy to play to an audience that ranges in age from 1 to 65 but Ms. Janis did a beautiful job. The bubble machine was a really big hit with the kids as was the great gift bag she provided to all the children. I'm so happy we found Ms. Janis and would strongly recommend hiring her. She would be a great addition to any party. She was so easy to work with during the planning process and incorporated my daughter's favorite songs into the show. She arrived early too which alleviated any stress on the day of the party. Ms. Janis is great!

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Reviewer: Allison L.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Jan 22, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

The children loved Ms. Janis!

We hired Ms. Janis for our daughter's 5th birthday party. Of course it was the first snow of the season! Ms. Janis was early, set up and performed right on schedule. My daughter who is a little shy loved being the center of attention. Ms. Janis engaged all of the children and they dance and hoola hooped. It was great. I highly recommended Ms. Janis, a definite two thumbs up!!!

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Reviewer: Gina M.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Jan 21, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Great!

Janis was great with the kids! And all the parents were so happy to have 45 minutes to themselves! Overall a success!

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Reviewer: Smaro L.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Dec 10, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music

Wonderfully Entertaining

Janis did a great job entertaining all of kids at my son's 4 year old party this year. She has a real genuine style - teaching them fun songs and getting them all to jump, dance and twirl to music and a fun bubble machine to boot! She has the most warm and easy rapport with kids and they all loved her. We highly recommend her for any event with kids.

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Reviewer: Rachel B.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Dec 4, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music, Singer/Songwriter

Amazing birthday party entertainer for my 4 yr old daughter!

We hired Ms Janis to perform at my daughter's 4th birthday party, and all our expectations were exceeded. She had a group of 14 kids (ages 10 mos - 5 yrs) completely entranced and participating: jumping, dancing, singing, following instructions, and just generally being exuberant...but in the most pleasant, unchaotic way, which was the real miracle. She didn't just sing a performance for the children; rather, she had them all involved throughout, with a combination of props (parachute, bubbles, rings, shakers, etc.) and imaginative and participatory singing games. Our daughter, her friends, and all the adults in the room totally enjoyed themselves. And I - the mom - was free to watch and enjoy. What a wonderful memory for all of us.

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Reviewer: Michelle L.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Nov 20, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Jonny's 3rd Birthday Party- Above and Beyond is Right!

The above and beyond rating is right on target for what Ms Janis will do as far as making sure that your little guests are perfectly entertained. From the first phone call to our last meeting she was always attentive to my input and made sure to customize the party to the type of partier my little Jonathan is!

She is extremely professional. She has her own microphone, sound system and awesome bubble machine. All of her props are clean and are in excellent condition. She is such a good and seasoned performer with a load of tricks in her bag to adjust to any scenario and any age range.

Included in your fee of having her as a performer you also get the cutest goody bag for your little guests which includes her CD, her very own CD which I she has two of! And the guest of honor gets their very own personalized CD which my son has been jamming to all day! She is very talented,has original material and a great voice to go with it. Just one visit to her website and watching Around the Circle we were sold on her as the entertainer once I noticed my son dancing to it and asking to play the song again!

She really exceeded our expectaions as an entertainer and I would gladly refer and hire again for another party!

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Reviewer: Rosemarie C.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Nov 6, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Music, Educational Entertainment

Entertaining, Engaging, Exciting, Energetic!!

We hired Janis for our boys’ birthday party (1yr and 4yr old). She was engaging and thoroughly entertaining. She made my boys feel extra special on their day and also within 5 minutes knew the names of every child at the party. Janis kept the momentum going by keeping the kids engaged with catchy songs, dancing, games and let us not forget the bubbles!!!!! Every child received a full length CD and special gifts for the birthday boys. The kids LOVED every interactive minute!!!! This is the perfect entertainment for kids ranging from 1yr to 6yrs. I intend to hire her again next year……..she is that good. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewer: Madia L.
Event: Birthday Party in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Oct 29, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Janis will be the highlight of your child's party!

We recently hired Janis for our daughter's first birthday party and she was great! There were about 11 kids at our party with ages ranging from 1 to 7 and all were engaged. The songs were catchy and required active participation, which the kids loved. Janis also has a fabulous voice, which my girls continue to enjoy at least 10 times a day as her party bags included a CD of hers. In addition, we are extremely grateful to Janis for having accommodated us the last minute despite her full schedule. Janis comes highly recommended!

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Reviewer: A. N. A.
Event: Birthday Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Oct 9, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 60 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
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  • Languages: English

Overview

Singing, dancing and fun games. Parachute play, bubble machine, scarves and more!

Ms. Janis Music 4 Me

Ms. Janis is based in NYC but was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. Growing up, she was inspired by Tina Turner’s voice and heartfelt songs which fueled her desire to sing, dance and act at a young age.

She attended Greenville’s only public performing arts high school, Greenville’s Fine Arts Center which spring boarded her singing and dancing passion. The stage embraced her as the Leading Player in the musical Pippin.

Ms. Janis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Howard University in Washington, DC. Her concentration was in acting, however, she continued to study dance and take voice lessons to hone her craft. After graduating from Howard, Ms. Janis was cast in her first regional theater show, Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Al Freeman Jr. at the Vineyard Playhouse in Martha’s Vineyard. This led her to earn a Master of Fine Arts graduate degree at Rutgers University in 2001.

Making the move to NYC was the next step for this fresh talent where she performed non-stop with her then singing/songwriting group, Sultry Jones, at venues such as Le Bar Bat, The Bitter End and in Philadelphia at the Grape Street Pub. Next came a tremendous opportunity to record at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios where Sultry Jones completed two demos.

Ms. Janis began her work with children in NY with the Periwinkle National Theater Group. Through this group, she visited NYC public schools that were considered high risk and through performance helped the students deal with bullying and violence.

She then met the award-winning Choreographer and Founder of Leapsmart, Monica Levy. Leapsmart is an innovative creative movement program for preschool children. Ms. Janis worked with Monica teaching thousands of children in Westchester for five years. In 2008, Ms. Janis became a Leapsmart business owner serving NYC as well as Brooklyn.

In 2009, Ms. Janis released her first children’s album, Moving Bodies and Inspiring Hearts Volume 1 to great reviews from teachers, parents and children. Most recently, Ms. Janis has completed her sophomore album, Tumbling Fun Volume 2. The album has 14 original songs that are inspired by Ms. Janis’ love of southern rock and blues. The music encourages children to sing, dance and dream of traveling to faraway places. Tumbling Fun is set to be released on February 12th, 2013 followed by an invitation-only album release party on February 16th.

Ms. Janis is also a newlywed and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Influences & Inspiration

Dan Zanes
Tina Turner
Ella Jenkins
Laurie Berkner

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