Jane Getz

Musical Artist

1942 –


Who is Jane Getz?

Jane Getz is an American pianist and session musician. Getz is no relation to jazz musician Stan Getz. Getz learned classical piano as a child and began playing jazz at the age of nine. She lived in California early in life but dropped out of high school when she was sixteen and moved to New York City. There she immediately found work playing with Pony Poindexter and later performed with Charles Mingus, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roland Kirk, Jay Clayton, Charles Lloyd, and Pharoah Sanders. In the early 1970s Getz returned to Los Angeles and found work as a studio musician. She recorded country music for RCA Records under the name Mother Hen, and appeared on albums by The Bee Gees, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Rick Roberts, and John Lennon, among others. During this period, Getz wrote the title track for the 1973 Jimmie Spheeris album The Original Tap Dancing Kid (Columbia Records catalog KC 32157. See: http://www.jimmiespheeris.com/janegetz ). Getz went into...

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