I Send You Love
Notes from Jane ~ \'This Christmas CD contains many holiday favorites such as \'O Holy Night, Ave Maria, and a Christmas Medley of several of those beloved carols. In addition, there are several originals I\'ve written that I have been hearing are songs of inspiration to CD audiences year round. The cover song, \'I Send You Love\', was written the first Christmas after the loss of my mom and sister. It is a powerful reminder that Love knows no time or space. May this song especially be those wings of grace upon which you send your love to those you may feel separated from Christmas, or any time of the year.\' ========================================================== CD Cover Notes: \'It seems only fitting that this CD debut be at Christmas. The real-life analogies are many ~ the expectation, the preparation, the wise men and women, and their many gifts that have been a part of this soul birth. As we celebrate the birth of Christ, and our love for each other, I send you this collection of originals and holiday favorites from my deepest soul. May it's Spirit of Joy lift you this Christmas Season, and throughout the entire year! Sending You Love ~ Jane\' ========================================================== BIO Jane Bakken ~ Musician/Poet/Artisan Pounding on a cardboard keyboard, at age 6, at the dining room table for more than a year (until the family could afford an upright) was probably the first sign that music for Jane was going to be right up there with breathing. Jane is known as one of the Northwest's finest artisans ~ singer, pianist, recording artist, songwriter, and self-taught painter. In her teenage years, Jane was accompanying choirs and national soloists for schools, churches and a wide variety of community functions. For the past two decades, she sang and played in many of Seattle/Bellevue's finest hotels/restaurants, as well as acting/singing/co-directing in several community theater events. Jane recorded her first CD, "I Send You Love", a Christmas album including six original compositions in 1999. Singing in the Total Experience Gospel Choir for two years was definitely one of her highlights. Jane has performed concerts in other states, and has also sung in other countries. Since 1984, Jane has also developed a reputation as one of the finest commercial artisans in this area with faux painting, murals, and venetian plaster. A featured artisan in Seattle's "Street of Dreams" in 1999 and 2001, Jane was also asked to work on a villa in France, and commissioned for commercial work in other states. Her new Concert Series ~ "Love and Passion ~ Music of the Soul...In Any Language" is an ideal vehicle where Jane combines her trio of soulful artistry in singing, acoustic piano and painting in a way that will thrill audiences everywhere. A CD introducing excerpts from the concert was just released in May, 2008. =========================================================== Jane Bakken resides with her husband of 25 years in the green hills of Washington State, with their son, in the first strawbale home in King County. She has also been a successful entrepreneur and business developer for more than 30 years, and continues to participate in interfaith and intercultural projects, as well as several business communities with her husband.