Professional Piano Music & Favorite Songs
It felt a bit surreal playing to a roomful of empty tables during pandemic restrictions, but with thanks for the generosity of historic Olde Breton Inn I was fortunate to record this performance at their lovely waterfront venue in time to participate in my new hometown’s Virtual Local Artists series providing entertainment online. Before the pandemic hit I had retired my Janis Nowlan Band in December 2019 after 30+ very exciting successful years, having planned to move near my family who had recently relocated from the west coast to beautiful St Marys County, Maryland. I can’t say how amazingly wonderful it is to have my sister and brother-in-law living right up the street who produced, videoed, and edited my show in no time. I absolutely love my new hometown!
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“…what she does is put on a show with a personal touch and class/grace that’s a step beyond what anyone would expect.”
The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame, Inaugural Honoree
Janis Nowlan played her first professional engagement at 19, building a steady following as a solo performing artist. She toured England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales where she sang at the International Song Festival. Janis performed as a solo classical pianist in world renowned Steinway Hall in New York City. She gave several live performances on WGBH Public Radio in Boston, and recorded three albums, two of which were produced in Nashville and accompanied by her uncle, the late Grammy and Country Music Award winning Trumpetist, Bandleader and Author Danny Davis (Nashville Brass).
“One More Ride On The Merry Go Round” was the second album Janis Nowlan recorded in Nashville with Danny Davis, and she composed the lyrics and music for two of the songs, “Song For My Mother” and “Children.”
Janis Nowlan’s first album was recorded at Nashville’s Fireside Studio and included a song with lyrics and music she’d written herself, “Singin’ It For You,” which became the album title.
Janis Nowlan’s third album was recorded during a live performance of her show on Cape Cod. Having established her name over a dozen years as a Cabaret act headline attraction at resort restaurants and clubs in Cape Cod and throughout the Greater Boston area, and then performing in New York, bypassing an invitation to experience Broadway, Janis moved to Philadelphia and formed the Janis Nowlan Orchestra, known later as the Janis Nowlan Band.
Bandleader of Philadelphia’s Award Winning
Janis Nowlan Band
“I’ve returned to my first love, solo performance piano entertainment, having moved to beautiful Southern Maryland after retiring my award winning Philadelphia based Janis Nowlan Band in December 2019 following more than thirty very exciting, successful years as Bandleader! Many thanks to my extraordinary musicians and delightfully fun clientele.” – Janis
Janis Nowlan Band
Chosen NBC America’s 15 Best Wedding Bands Best Philly Band
Awarded The Knot Best Of Weddings Every Year From 2007 Through 2019 And WeddingWire Couples Choice / Brides Choice Every Year From 2010 Through 2019 With More Than 200 Five Star Reviews!
“The Janis Nowlan Band made our wedding. I spent the entire night on the dance floor with my guests. They played the perfect mix of new songs with the classics. The band actually plays all of the music, unlike the other popular wedding bands that play to backing tracks.”
“To say that the Janis Nowlan Band was great is a major understatement. These guys were phenomenal from day one. Janis is thorough and gets to know the bride and the groom and is sure to make everything unique and special for the big day. She made sure of every detail. At the wedding, everything was just how we imagined it. They played for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. At the reception our guests (grandparent included) were on the dance floor from start to finish.”
“This band has no limits! They can play anything from country to soul to pop to rock, even the popular novelty dances! We went over introductions, ceremony music, cocktail music, EVERYTHING. Janis made sure that I had one less thing to stress about. When it came time to dance, the amazing band was incredible and they didn’t miss a beat! They had everyone from my 1 1/2 year old daughter to my 92 year old grandmother on the dance floor! We had the perfect wedding and I have to give a big thank you to the Janis Nowlan Band for being a big part of that perfect day!”
“They are in the business of making dreams come true and they are better at it than anyone!
Incredibly talented musicians who are an absolute pleasure to deal with, love, love, love them!”
“Nobody can be THAT good”, I thought to myself. I was wrong. Janis and the rest of her band were amazing. You don’t need to worry with Janis, she does all that for you! But in truth, what she does is put on a show with a personal touch and class/grace that’s a step beyond what anyone would expect.”
“Her piano playing for the ceremony brought me to tears. Her guitarist ripped off a rock solo that literally stopped the room in its tracks…This isn’t a “wedding band”. It’s not even a band that plays weddings. Janis and the crew are an experience. Book them and you will NOT be disappointed.”
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“I actually had to weigh my options to go off the floor to switch my heels to flats because I wanted to dance to every song they played…”
“I couldn’t walk for two days!!! Because I spent my entire wedding on the dance floor. And I would do it again!”
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“Janis Nowlan Band is phenomenal! They really take the time to get to know your style and what music you like. They also know how to improvise and get the crowd going. We used them for our wedding 7 years ago and I’ve used them as an event planner professionally. My THREE sister in laws have used them as well. Janis has become like family! You can’t go wrong, they know the latest songs, and the tried and true greatest hits!!”