Janet Seidel

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Janet Seidel
Janet Seidel.jpg
Portrait of Janet Seidel at Tokyo Uniform Club in Tokyo, Japan for her concert. (April 2010)
Background information
Born (1955-05-28) May 28, 1955 (age 61)
Cummins, South Australia, Australia
Genres Jazz, traditional pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Music teacher
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1974–present
Labels La Brava
Associated acts Billy Ross, Kevin Hunt, Tom Baker, William Galison, David Seidel, Chuck Morgan, Ben Jones, Adam Pache, Bob Jeffery, Col Nolan, Maree Steinway, Ian Date, Bob Gebert
Website JanetSeidel.com

Janet Seidel (born 28 May 1955) is an Australian jazz vocalist and pianist.

Her albums, recorded with musicians including her brother, bassist David Seidel,[1] have been nominated for prizes such as the ARIA Music Awards.[2] Her album Moon of Manakoora won the Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album in 2006.[3] Thanks to an episode of Glee where Janet's version of "A Man and a Woman" was used, her CD Comme Ci, Comme Ça is now a best seller.[citation needed]

Seidel has been described as being a "virtual institution" in her country. She is currently a music teacher at Sydney Girls High School.[4]




  1. ^ Nathan, Dave (2001-05-01). "CD/LP Review: Comme Ci Comme". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ Nathan, Dave. "Janet Seidel: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  3. ^ "The Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2006". Australian Jazz Bell Awards. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  4. ^ Nathan, Dave. "Don't Smoke in Bed: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-06.