“Songs are the way we humans communicate best—it’s a basic instinct. All through history songs have been sung to deliver the message of devotion to a higher power, of love and longing, of nurturing and comfort, of heartbreak and loss, of joy and celebration—all giving voice to what just can’t be expressed with words alone or instruments alone.”
Jane lives many musical lives. From her classical training as a child she grew to appreciate all kinds of music, and has included elements of classical, folk, jazz, country, and ethnic music into her work. In all these forms, Jane’s music invites introspection and seeks to have a calming and uplifting influence. “Pitt’s original songs are very sunny things about nature and hope that she somehow brings off through sheer sincerity.” (Cadence Magazine)
She has been writing songs ever since she discovered, at 15, that if she played guitar instead of oboe she could sing at the same time. Following early years of college concerts and coffeehouse gigs, Jane recorded “This Beautiful Feeling” for Unity Records. Three albums followed: “Wind Off the Water,” recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy winner Mac Gayden, and “Peace of the River,” recorded with some of the Detroit area’s finest jazz musicians. Jane’s most recent offering is “Midnight Lullaby,” a collection of contemporary lullabies to be enjoyed by all age children and adults, written by well-known songwriters like Dylan, Dixie Chicks, Wilco, Sade, Tom Waits, and more.
Jane’s choral pieces are published by Transcontinental Music Publications, and distributed by Hal Leonard. Winner of the Grand Prize at the Amadeus Choral Competition, Jane’s pieces range from the mixed meter counterpoint of “If I Take The Wings” to the pop-oriented “I Am of Sarah.”