Jana Jae

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Jana Jae
Born (1942-08-30)August 30, 1942
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Fiddler
Instruments Fiddle
Years active 1970s–present
Associated acts Buck Owens
Website www.janajae.com

Jana Jae (born August 30, 1942) is an American country and bluegrass fiddler. She gained national fame by appearing on the nationally broadcast CBS/syndicated television series Hee Haw as part of Buck Owens's band in the 1970s.[1][2] Prior to her work with Owens, she won the Ladies' Division National Fiddling Championship.[3]

Since the late 1970s, Jae has continued performing internationally, both as the leader of her own band, and with orchestra. Additionally, she has appeared with such country music artists as Mel Tillis, Ricky Skaggs, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, Ray Stevens, The Oakridge Boys, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.[4]

Jae also organizes an annual fiddle camp and fiddle festival in Grove, Oklahoma.[2]

She started playing when she was two and a half years old. Both of her parents were violin students at the Juilliard School in New York, and her maternal grandfather was a country fiddler. In her youth, Jae won scholarships to Interlochen and the International String Congress.[2] She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in music and studied abroad at the Vienna Academy of Music.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.argusobserver.com/articles/2009/12/26/news/us/doc4b36cd4dae2b4061377927.txt
  2. ^ a b c d Cantrell, Charles (2009). "The Queen of Country Fiddle Still 'Got That Swing'" Greater Tulsa Reporter.
  3. ^ Pendleton, Scott (October 2011). "Go with the bow". Tulsa People. Tulsa, OK. p. 2. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "About Jana Jae". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 

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