COVID-19 Update

Hello everyone! We miss performing for you and as soon as it’s safe, we look forward to joining you again in song and celebration. We mourn the many losses from the COVID virus, and pray for the health and safety of those who are affected. Please stay safe, be healthy, reach out to others, and rejoice in the songs and joys of life.

Using the autoharp at our Oakton Community College presentation celebrating folk music as the people’s discourse in song.

The autoharp is one of several instruments we use in performance.

Upcoming shows

Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood: World premier of new show highlighting contributions of Jewish composers to 20th century American music from Tin Pan Alley to Folk.
11/29 7 p.m. Contact Congregation Beth Israel for details

February 11, 2017 St. Tim’s in Skokie. Coffee house night with folk music from different genres. From Guthrie to Dylan and more.

Sunday September 20, Wheeling Park District International Festival

Friday September 8th Shabbat service at Ezra Habonim Niles Township Jewish Congregation 4500 Dempster 8 p.m.

Daley Plaza show

On  Thursday, August 21st we had a great show at Daley Plaza and hope to be back next year. Watch for notices.

New venues welcome!!

We welcome your ideas for new venues to play and if you know people to contact, please send that info to us at with the subject line: Jeff and Janis venues. We have played just about anywhere we can park a car but we are interested in new places and events where our music may be of interest. Thanks!

Welcome to the new Jeff and Janis website!

Hello and welcome to the sparkling shiny new “Jeff and Janis” website. We are enjoying over 20 years of performing and we hope to hear from you with your music thoughts and ideas.

We have had some exciting gigs  including playing for the City of Chicago’s “Under the Picasso” lunch series at Daley Plaza, the City Winery, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, the Skokie Festival of Cultures, as well as private events, special events at synagogues and social groups and much more.

We look forward to seeing you around town.
“Jeff and Janis”