Bio

"MAMA JAN" SMITH; Vocal Coach/Vocal Producer

Rob Thomas calls her "the bomb." Usher calls her "Mama." Scooter Braun calls her "the secret sauce." Smart singers, producers, and label executives everywhere call her when they need a vocal coach/vocal producer par excellence.

A nationally recognized singer/songwriter/musician, Jan is also a multi-platinum certified vocal coach/vocal producer who has tended to some of the most distinctive voices in the business. Owner of Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, a state-of-the-art vocal coaching, artist development, and production facility in Atlanta offering services nationwide to record companies, artists, and producers. Clients include Usher, Rob Thomas/Matchbox Twenty, Justin Bieber, Jill Scott, Collective Soul, Sugarland, Keyshia Cole, India Arie, Ciara, Trey Songz, The Band Perry, Drake, Sevendust, and the list goes on. (www.jansmith.com).

A frequent media guest and sought-after speaker, Smith has been featured with Usher on MTV's hit reality show Duets, with Ciara on BET's Behind the Scenes, on UPN's RUtheGirl? with Chilli and T-Boz of TLC, on BRAVO's popular Housewives of Atlanta, and in the PARAMOUNT documentary of Justin Bieber, Never Say Never.

Clearly "Mama Jan" is not your run-of-the-mill vocal consultant who is content to limit her students to a tedious succession of warm-up exercises and breathing techniques. She is a versatile and knowledgeable vocal counselor and practitioner capable of addressing her clients' every vocal need and specializes in helping them define their vocal "thumbprint" while maintaining their voice under the demands of touring and recording.