• Jazz Piano Tutor Harrow School for Boys 2000-2008
• Peripatetic piano/keyboards /composition Clapton School for Girls 1998-2000
• Secondary Education- Community Music’s Outreach programme in Secondary Schools
• Jazz Workshops- Lewisham Academy of Music
• Arranging and Improvisation Lewisham College
• Vocal Workshops- Carol Grimes
• Piano Workshops- Drill Hall
Janette Mason, Mmus Comp Film+ TV, Composer-Arranger
Janette Mason is a versatile composer with an ability to combine the latest technology with her natural flair for orchestration to create a diverse array of atmospheres and moods. Her adaptable, thoughtful approach enable her to respond imaginatively to a variety of commissions; from documentary film Paris was a Woman, the Documentary series’ The Debt Machine and her latest commission, the Score for ME DB Film’s The Calling starring Brenda Blethyn and Susannah York.
Drawing upon her eclectic influences and experience of working with top rock acts such as Pulp and Oasis, Janette forges her own original style combining acoustic and orchestral instruments. While fuelled by a sense of humour and love of all things kitsch, Janette’s compositions have also turned up on the Drew Carey Show (USA BMI Television and Cable), Sex and the City, the recent comedy hit feature film Zack and Miri make a porno, alongside advertisements for The Royal Bank of Scotland and Vanish Carpet Cleaner!!!
Originally training in classical piano and flute and attaining a Masters in Composition for Film and TV from the London College of Music, Janette turned professional at nineteen and cut her teeth in theatre and TV , most memorably as keyboard player/MD for Jonathon Ross’ Saturday Zoo and Antoine De Caunes Le Show. An ‘inspired and inspiring’ keyboard player and improviser, Janette has performed with a diversity of artists from legendary singer/songwriter Robert Wyatt, jazz artists Claire Martin, Ian Shaw, Lea DeLaria to top pop acts Suzanne Vega and Seal.
s a pianist and arranger Janette has many albums under her belt, including, Ian Shaw’s Drawn to all things and Lea DeLaria’s The Live Smoke Sessions which made the Grammy ballot in 2009.
Janette currently runs Fireball Music Productions alongside a successful performing career. Her debut album Din and Tonic was singled out for special praise,and her current release Alien Left Hand is receiving rave reviews from the English press.
“...infectious grooving, clever composing and audacious improvisation...one of the best” John Fordham – The Guardian.
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