Vocalist and Jazz Educator

"If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all." – Billie Holiday

Janet began singing professionally in the early 1990s and since then,  she has performed with world-class jazz musicians in Atlanta and beyond. Her self-produced debut album "Believe in Spring" was released in 2011. The track “Just in Time” was chosen as a "Download Of The Day" in June, 2012  on AllAboutJazz.com,   The track received airplay on Atlanta's WCLK Radio, Clark Atlanta University. and on the "Singers Unlimited" on WBGO Radio, 88.3 Jazz in Newark, NJ, one of the most influential jazz stations worldwide. 

Reviews of Janet's CD,  Believe in Spring

"Congratulations, Janet, on your new CD 'Believe in Spring.' I have just been listening to the 2 tracks you have here, 'Say It Over and Over Again' and 'Just in Time.' Beautiful, heartfelt and swinging renditions of timeless songs that take us on a musical and emotional journey. Wonderfully played by the musicians accompanying and fabulously sung by Janet Stevenson. I am now going to get the CD!!"

     – Anita Wardell: Winner BBC Best of Jazz, 2006 

“I really like and appreciate your ballad lyric interpretations. You know how to get into a lyric and not just sing "hip" stuff to be cool… Nice arrangements, great players, and a stellar choice of material… My favorite tracks are 4 & 10. Bravo, not the easiest tunes to vocalize.” 

      – Ted Howe: composer, pianist & jazz educator 

"I have enjoyed your new CD very much…the cover, song choices, mood of the CD. are all so nice - you sound very relaxed too. Congratulations.” 

     – Roseanna Vitro: 2011 Grammy nominee & jazz educator