Cicily Janus

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About Cicily Janus


Random House Author Cicily Janus has conducted over four hundred interviews within the arts and entertainment industry. As an insider, she's worked with Grammy Award Winning Artists such as George Benson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Umphrey's McGee, the director of the Thelonious Monk Institute among others. Other interviews she's conducted include Jasmine Guy, Film Director Michael Gibson, high-profile authors such as Patricia Wood, Ellen Hopkins, Jennifer McMahon, and Doug Crandell and National Geographic's Eco-Ambassador, Chris Jordan. As a writer/journalist her work has been featured in Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Westword/Village Voice, the UK's Aesthetica Magazine and Art Nouveau as well as over two dozen literary journals both in print and online. Her first book, The New Face of Jazz, is an oral history that highlights the voices of over 225 interviews with artists from around the country. Providing an intimate look into their lives and thoughts of these musicians, The New Face of Jazz has been quoted by Wynton Marsalis as " of the most important books written on jazz to date, if not ever."

Cicily is also the founder/owner of the internationally recognized and award winning Writing Away Retreats which offers access and critique to and from the top pro's in the industry for writers of any level. She also offers private editing services, master-classes on writing about the arts industry and workshops for students of any level from elementary to college on jazz history and it's place in the modern world.

Cicily Janus is represented by Gary Heidt of Signature Literary Agency.

Cicily Janus joined the JazzTimes community on Oct 16, 2011