Janna Graham is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in NYC. Growing up in Atlanta, Janna started performing music at the age of six. She plays percussion, electric bass, synths, piano, guitar, and drums.
Janna was the percussion 2 player for the Broadway Revival of West Side Story and she currently subs percussion for Six on Broadway. She recently subbed percussion for the world premier of Sonheim's final show, Here We Are off broadway, and she was the drummer/percussionist for Sweet Charity off-Broadway starring Sutton Foster, Merrily We Roll Along off-Broadway, and Cyrano off-Broadway starring Peter Dinklage. Janna has performed at venues including Radio City Music Hall, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theater, Joe's Pub, and 54 Below. Janna is also an onscreen musician and actor in the new Mean Girls movie.
Janna is a spirited song writer, composer, and sonic explorer! She is currently making an electronic album under the name Daydream and writing a musical called Slumgullion, with collaborator Avery Rabbitt.
Janna is endorsed by Pearl/Adams Percussion and Sabian Cymbals.
Her dad and brother are both incredible musicians. Check out their websites
Original songs by Janna
Slumgullion is an original musical with Music/Lyrics by Janna Graham and Book/Lyrics by Avery Rabbitt. Slumgullion is a fantasy adventure story that takes place in the 1990s Pacific Northwest, USA. In the story, a young person named Pickles contends with the teachings of her fundamentalist evangelical family and her relationships— especially with her sibling/rival, Riley. They all go for a bike ride in the forest and Pickles gets lost. She discovers that lostness is a place called Atupon. In Atupon, she meets many friends, and with their help, she goes on a quest— unsure of what she will find.
Here is a preview video, documenting the process of creating the show.