Jan & JD love bringing things together: Musical styles, spiritual and philosophical perspectives, and most importantly, people. Both are consummate musicians, performers, and songwriters in their own right, with long and illustrious individual careers. The big magic happens when they come together. Jan Garrett and JD Martin are multi-award-winning singer songwriters who live and create their music in the mountains of Colorado near Aspen. Both are seasoned performers and creative guides who teach with a twinkle, and inspire by example. They call their 19-year partnership “The Heart of Harmony” not only because they are happily married (to each other) but because they get to write, record, sing, and play their music for appreciative audiences around the country, and beyond. Their music is rich and intelligent, a velvet-hammer wake-up call as satisfying to the soul as it is to the ear….songs to open the heart and refresh the spirit.
Recordings: Together Jan & JD have produced 7 CDs of original songs. Their music is universally inclusive and uplifting, “A feast of musical endorphins, well-being made audible.” The songs are rich and intelligent, a velvet hammer wake-up call as satisfying to the soul as they are to the ear....Music to open the heart and refresh the spirit.
The Music: Stylistically their primarily piano-based music winds through pop and gospel, jazz, folk, soul and country…..but it’s the rich vocal harmonies, lyrical depth, and their comfortably compelling stage presence that define their magnetic appeal. Jan & JD are all about generosity of heart and soul, artfully wrapped up in musical excellence.
Awards: Both Jan and JD have been winners at the Positive Music Awards (Empower Music and Arts) for many years running. Their songs have received top honors in the Indie International Songwriting Competition, and their album “Already Home” was recently awarded the Seal of Excellence by the Positive Music Association.