After more than 30 years of entertaining throughout New York City, Janice Marie Robinson has moved to Los Angeles. Janice Marie closed out this chapter of her life with a spectacular performance “Last Dance NYC” that garnered a standing ovation.
The event was held at Dinosaur BBQ, on August 20, as part of the HARLEM WEEK 2022 celebration of events. Performing with her at this event were Sipho Kunene (Drums) & John Adams (Keys).
As one patron said, “I came to New York for some great barbecue and ended up being thoroughly entertained. Janice Marie’s show was fantastic!”
Janice Marie Robinson began her entertainment career as a dancer. Her first professional job was as a background vocalist / dancer for the group “Touch of Class,” who were the opening act on the Jacksons’ National Tour. She was one of Don King’s dancers (King’s Queens) and performed in Las Vegas and Madison Square Garden.
Janice Marie has performed in Las Vegas Revues, both as a singer and dancer. Her first discipline was African dance, which expanded to include jazz and other styles, under the training of the legendary choreographer, Frank Hatchett, owner of Broadway Dance Center.
Not long after, Janice Marie realized her extreme passion for singing and entertaining audiences, which has led to a long career as a vocalist. Performing live and interacting with the audience are what gives Janice Marie the most joy.
Janice Marie’s style encompasses Jazz, R & B, Island, Funk, Pop and Blues, adding her own interpretations to such classics as “I Will Survive,” “Lovely Day,” “Moondance,” “My Favorite Things,” Nancy Wilson’s signature song, “Guess Who I Saw Today” and “Boy From Ipanema.”