Performed at the Presidential Inaugural Ball in January 2001
2001-2002 Nammy Winner, Best Pop Artist
2002-2003 Nammy Winner, Song of the Year
October 2002, National Sales Breakout Chart, “Stairway to Heaven”, Radikal Records
Hot Shot Debut, Maxi Single Sales Chart, “More Than Life”
Spotlight on Native American Music Issue Single of the Week, “Ooh, Baby, Baby”
July/August 2001 Featured Native Peoples Magazine
New York “IT” girl in Premier Issue of Gotham Magazine
Metro Network TV Show, Gotham in special “A Day in the Life of Jana”
New York Times Style Section
In Style Magazine
Jana, a member of the Lumbee tribe, honors her Native traditions by incorporating aspects of her culture into everyday life.
“Being an urban Indian is to walk in both worlds but not compromise my cultural identity. I cannot ignore who I am and where I came from. I am proud that I can maintain my traditional customs while living in today’s world.” Jana is actively involved in tribal ceremonies and celebrations, including traditional Native dancing and singing, all of which influence her music and performances.
“The true soul of my music reflects all aspects of my culture.”