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Jan Sanborn is a pianist whose musicianship, style, and flexibility combine with her knowledge of the classical piano repertoire to provide for her audiences concerts of memorable music-making.
Jan’s piano studies began in Ames, Iowa, at Iowa State University, Drake University, then to California where she studied at Westmont College, and then California State University Northridge as a student of Dr. Charles Fierro.
She is the choral staff accompanist at California State Northridge University, and has served as the accompanist for the Roger Wagner Chorale on their tours of Japan and the Far East, and as accompanist for the Los Angeles Chamber Singers.. In addition, she has served as organist and coordinator of music at Bel Air Presbyterian Church, as organist at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, and a number of southland churches.
Jan is a member of ASCAP and the composer of many published choral works with Alfred Publishing, The Fred Bock Music Company, Hinshaw, Pavane, and Shawnee. Her piano books are published by Alfred Publishing and the Fred Bock Music Company, and she has recorded five solo piano CD’s.
She is the Past President of the National Association of Church Musicians, formerly CCG, a member of ACDA, and a member of the Dominant Club of Los Angeles. She lives with her husband, veteran stuntman Loren Janes, in Canyon Country, California.
Jan Sanborn’s Arrangements
Jan Sanborn’s piano arrangements have been enjoyed and utilized for worship services throughout the nation. We always enjoy discovering new videos on Youtube and Facebook of Jan’s arrangements! We’re sure you will as well!
“Jan’s piano arrangements always reflect the perfect balance of artistry and ministry.”
Hymns for All Seasons
A stunning collection of traditional and favorite hymns. The titles are all seasonally appropriate and include two bonus arrangements for Advent and Christmas.
“As a young pianist needing music to play for church, I looked to the giants in the sacred keyboard world like Kurt Kaiser, Fred Bock and Jan Sanborn. Whenever I played a Jan Sanborn piece, I knew it would fit perfectly under my fingers, contain some fresh and yummy harmonizations and break open the box of the predictable hymn where I would find some musical surprise. The Jan Sanborns of this world gave me confidence to explore and create my own style.”
“If one were to summarize a piano arranger with the words “exquisite charm, fresh creativity, and idiomatic craftsmanship,” my mind would immediately go to Jan Sanborn. She brings class and inspiration to every piano arrangement she writes.”