Marimba from Zero to Eight Mallets ~ A unique and visually spectacular concert or clinic program. Jane plays asolo with 0 mallets, apiecewith1mallet, and so on up to an 8-malletfinale. Clinic attendees can perform [with 2, 4, or more mallets] for feedback from Jane.
***[The 'Zero to Eight Mallets' album] is an eclectic mix of 100 years’ worth of music masterfully performed on marimba... Throughout the recording, Boxall’s performance is consistently excellent. She effectively maneuvers from the minimalistic “Vita Nuova” to the dance feels of “Tango for Six” and “The Cutter: A Classy Rag.”***
Percussive Notes, May 2013
***Jane Boxall ran a fascinating, high-energy Intro-to-Marimba class at Union (causing one often-laconic student to declare "you made me give half a damn about the marimba, for the first time") followed by a stunning display of technique and musicianship in our Taylor Time! concert series. The audience of musicians and non-musicians was spellbound and in disbelief as the number of sticks ran from zero to a mind-boggling eight, all the while guided by a sure hand and warm, informed, commentary. Brava!***
Hilary Tann, Composer
Portable Percussionist~ Jane hikes from one concert venue to the next, performing music for "portable" and found instruments. The first Portable Percussionist tour was from Canada to Massachusetts down the Long Trail. See portablepercussionist.blogspot.com for trail reports and live video.
Concerti ~ Jane is delighted to perform as a concerto soloist with orchestras or other ensembles. She gave the world premiere performance of Garry Jones's Concertino for Park Bench and Orchestra in 2012.
***She's amazing. I've never heard a park bench played so passionately.***
Brattleboro Reformer (VT)
Marimba Ragtime ~ In the 1920s and 1930s -- the early days of radio broadcasting -- the xylophone was one of the most popular instruments on the radio. Jane performs the music of Green, Breuer, Joplin and others on a vintage (1926) Deagan xylorimba.
Music by Women Composers ~ A program of female-composed music for the marimba, including some of the earliest pieces in the marimba repertoire alongside brand new commissions. The program draws from Jane’s 2008 album Spherical Music.
Ricochet Duo ~ A piano-marimba duo committed to fresh music. With pianist Rose Chancler, Jane presents new commissions, early repertoire, and a program of tango and ragtime music. In 2014, Ricochet will premiere the 'Woodswoman Project', a multimedia concert program honouring Anne LaBastille. See ricochetduo.com for details.
Kindermarimba ~ Varied programs and presentations for young children, including audience participation through singing, dancing and body percussion. Short marimba pieces in a variety of styles are included alongside marimba-related stories and legends.
***Jane's concert for our children's series was captivating,
enthralling children as young as 1 with her rhythmical and melodic
forty-five minute performance. Listeners who have never considered
themarimbaas a solo instrument will be true believers after
hearing Jane. If she still lived in the area, I would book her
again without hesitation. She is a top-notch musician with a
top-notch personality, bringing warmth and passion to her performances.
Jane is a truly gifted artist who I have no doubt will someday grace
some of the world's best performance halls.***
DRUMarimba ~ Exploring the connections between drumming and marimba playing, Jane performs electroacoustic music for solo marimba with “exploded drum kit”. Jane also offers a drumkit clinic entitled “Postmodern Beats,” which has toured from Massachusetts to Seattle.