American by birth and heritage, contemporary artist through hard work, destiny and the spirits, JANA brings a fresh outlook and exotic style to today's music.
JANA refers to her cultural anomaly as “Urban Indian" This is only a part of her mysterious allure.
Her striking looks and powerful voice, coupled with the sensibilities of pop, R&B, world and gospel music, create a compelling new mix that seduces your ear and overwhelms your senses.
On January 20, 2009 JANA performed “A Change is Gonna Come” featuring Juno award winner Derek Miller, at the American Indian Inaugural ball accompanied by the video for the single. On February 20, 2009, the video received the 2009 Award of Merit from The Indie Fest Film Festival in La Jolla, California.
In winning an Indie, JANA Mashonee joins the ranks of other high profile winners of this internationally respected award. Indie Fest Chairman Thomas Baker, Ph.D. had this to say about the winners, "The Indie is not an easy award to win. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity.”
JANA’s new album, “New Moon Born”, a compelling blend of R&B, soul and pop is slated for release on April 15, 2009 having just been sent out to radio. Critics are hailing this new release:
“The album itself is simply amazing with a fresh R&B sound with so much vibrant soul coming from the voice of Mashonee….”
- Skope Magazine (Feb 16, 2009)
"She’s a performer for whom you’d gladly buy a concert ticket even if she was singing the phonebook...she has the potential to be a legend...a breakout recording. - Wildy’s World (Feb 19, 2009)
JANA’s powerful voice coupled with extraordinarily moving songs will seduce your ears and overwhelm your senses.