JIC Belly Band - Janet, Izzy & Charlie

 

In 2008, just before the annual Izzy Fest in Durango, Colorado, Janet (a mild-mannered folk singer/songwriter/composer type of person) thought it might be nice for Isidora to have her own music to dance to. She suggested this to Izzy, who merely nodded. She was used to wild ideas coming from Janet, most of which die in the air, but also knowing -- well, you never know . . .
They eventually talked to Charlie (a mild-mannered drummer and composer) into helping out, and he and Janet spent the year writing a suite of three songs. Isidora (hardly mild mannered but much more graceful than the other two) performed them for the 2009 Izzy Fest.
She then asked if we might be willing to write some tracks to accompany her drills for her famous (or should that be infamous?) Boot Camp Belly Dance Drills. Janet, being the accommodating person that she is, said, "Sure!" and then promptly arranged for Charlie and Izzy to do the work of writing, programming and recording them. (Nice going, Janet.)
So that is how the JIC Belly Band came to be. Obviously, we are not a "real" band in the sense of performing live, touring and whatnot. We make our music in padded cells -- er, in small rooms, using MIDI instruments and loops, adding in acoustic tracks we've recorded ourselves, sometimes with the aid of some dynamite studio musicians. Janet did help out a bit and even eventually got around to writing a few pieces herself. 
So after 3 1/2/ years and many interesting adventures, Charlie, Izzy and Janet produced "Suite!" 
Isidora can be found dancing in various places around the world, as well as at izzydancer.com. Janet S. Emmons still writes and sings folksongs and other stuff. Be sure to "like" her Janet Emmons Music page on Facebook. And Charles K. Kiene performs and creates music with a variety of musicians. All three live in Colorado, but not in the same town, which limits unnecessary havoc.
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In 2008, just before the annual Izzy Fest in Durango, Colorado, Janet (a mild-mannered folk singer/songwriter/composer type of person) thought it might be nice for Isidora to have her own music to dance to. She suggested this to Izzy, who merely nodded. She was used to wild ideas coming from Janet, most of which die in the air, but also knowing -- well, you never know . . .

They eventually talked to Charlie (a mild-mannered drummer and composer) into helping out, and he and Janet spent the year writing a suite of three songs. Isidora (hardly mild mannered but much more graceful than the other two) performed them for the 2009 Izzy Fest. She then asked if we might be willing to write some tracks to accompany her drills for her famous (or should that be infamous?) Boot Camp Belly Dance Drills. Janet, being the accommodating person that she is, said, "Sure!" and then promptly arranged for Charlie and Izzy to do the work of writing, programming and recording them. (Nice going, Janet.)

And that is how the JIC Belly Band came to be. Obviously, we are not a "real" band in the sense of performing live, touring and whatnot. We make our music in padded cells -- er, in small rooms, using MIDI instruments and loops, adding in acoustic tracks we've recorded ourselves, sometimes with the aid of some dynamite studio musicians. Janet did help out a bit and even eventually got around to writing a few pieces herself.  After 3 1/2/ years and many interesting adventures, Charlie, Izzy and Janet produced "Suite!" 

Isidora can be found dancing in various places around the world, as well as at izzydancer.com. Janet Emmons still writes and sings folksongs and other stuff. Be sure to "like" her Janet Emmons Music page on Facebook. Charles K. Kiene performs and creates music with a variety of musicians.