About Jana Herzen
Jana Herzen is the founder and for 10 years director of the acclaimed publishing Motéma. Under her leadership Motéma sponsors production of music visionaries like Randy Weston, Monty Alexander, Geri Allen, Rene Marie, Gregory Porter and dozens of other dynamic and virtuoso composers and artists.
What is probably not very well known that the initial professional life Mrs. Herzen began in the theater. Is a seasoned performer and instrumentalist with a talent for writing and performing. The reward for the whole 10 years full build studios Motéma are now 3 Grammy nominations and a catalog containing nearly 100 CDs released more than 40 highly acclaimed artists.
The first fifteen years of professional life Herzen spent in the theater, but eventually returned to the music that was her first true love. Instinctively improvised vocal harmony from a very young age, studied piano from five to twelve years, learning the clarinet and harmonica by ear, and then in her early teens picked up a guitar and never did not ask her. Now plays bass, kalimba, penny whistle, percussion and didjeridu.