Testimonials from fans
Review from Per-Olov Berndalen after the JSTrio concert in Arvika Oct 2014:
Very positive feedback from the audience Wednesday night!
The repertoire you presented was in one way well-known and at the same time rarely played in Arvika.
C'est si Bon hasn't been heard here in a concert maybe since the sixties = ).Great fun!.
I didn't really have time to give you all credit for your performance: your voice with the sonor lower register and your ability to add life experience to the lyrics are worth all my (and Gudrun's ) admiration.Also- David's fantastic way of being the solid backbone with all the right notes (without all the "extras" modern bass players often add) and Chuck's versatile guitar make the rhythm section to one of the best I can imagine.
Thanks for letting me play a tune with you, guys. I very rarely have the opportunity to play jazz nowadays.... Let's keep in touch,mates!
From Ron Alton (Belvedere Jazz Club)
Dear Janet, David & Chuck, I can only thank you for such a wonderful evenings entertainment, it was such apleasure to meet you all again and I boast about my Australian friends.
I could have sat there listening to you singing the rest of Peg's recordings followed by Doris Day's songs, incidently she has turned ninety so there is hope for me yet. So many punters told me how much they had enjoyed the evening and when you see so many happy faces you know it went down well.
I wish you a safe and pleasant trip home. All being well I shall be gracing that front row seat in 2016. Many thanks once again, love and best wishes to you all, Ron (Alton) xxxx.
Fan letters from Tottori Fuzoku JHS students Japan
Thanks for singing with us and giving us wonderful time. Your voice was really beautiful.
I had never listened to jazz music and I thought that jazz is too different from the music I usually listen so I wasn't interested in jazz at first, but after your lesson jazz became close and fun music for me.
I know you're popular and famous jazz singer so it may be hard to come to our school and sing with us together again, but we're looking forward to meeting you again and we are always your big fans!!
We're really grateful to you for teaching us the pleasure of music.
Please come back to Japan when you can.
Take care of yourself!!
Hello. We name are Hana and Yuna.
How are you? We are fine!
We want to listen to your sing again. Your voice is very beautiful and wonderful. It made us very happy. We love your sing.
We will become high school students next year. When we are sad, we want to listen to your sing. We want to your CD!!! Please!!!
We love you.
We hope to meet you.
See you next time.
From Hana and Yuna
Your songs are very good. Your songs are the best in the world. We want to listen to your songs more.
Thank you for coming to our school for us. We had a good time!!
Today is Christmas Eve. Japan is cold but Australia is hot. We have not ever go to Australia, so we want go to Australia.
From Neiro and Mako
We haven't seen you for a long time. When we listened to your singing song, we felt surprised.
Your song makes us happy. We want to see you again.
We think you are the goddess of songs. You look like Ema Watson. You are beautiful, strong, kind, frank and easy going.
We believe your songs make world people happy. Your song and you will move the world. Songs can dissolve a person's heart.
We can believe it.
Good luck! We hang on to you.
From Kodani and Kano
form at http://www.janetseidel.com/contact.
Just a brief note of admiration, respect and downright awe of your amazing
talents. It is not every day that a musician comes along that can capture
such a wide audience through sheer talent and grace.
Maybe an odd question, but what are your thoughts on the work done by the
late, great Karen Carpenter?
Waiting for a US visit,
Hi, I was listening to a podcast"The Happy Hour Lounge", and I just wanted to
tell you that I was not really paying attention to the show - I like it, but
I was cruising the Web. All of the sudden I stopped what I was doing and
waited til the song, hoping they would tell me who that heavenly voice was.
The song was "Deep Purple Dream" I found your web site and expected to find
someone who was a very veteran jazz singer. I was so gratified to see such a
young performer singing the next wave of jazz: You remind me of the
smoothness Julie London and Peggy Lee, the gentle vibrato of Billie, and the
voicing of Ella and a bit of Karen Carpenter.
Your song just captured me - I have rewound it 6 times (I guess you don't do
that on an ipod, but you know what I mean).
You are such a joy to listen to - I am looking up your music. WOW Thank you
for singing - you are a special treasure. I look forward to hearing more from
Thank you for your time, have a great day!
Jon Barr in Aberdeen,Washington USA