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Janice is the best. Just don’t ask her to interview 30 people in under an hour unless you want it done elegantly, professionally or perfectly.”

Patrick M. Verrone

Writer-Producer, The Tonight Show, The Simpsons, Futurama

For the last 8 years, Janice has served as Main Stage emcee for our 3-day, 42,000 attendee San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, where her warm, congenial stage presence has made her the “face” of the festival for many. Her connection to San Jose Jazz and its work, her skill at synthesizing information from various sources and her unflappable ability to change course “on a dime” have made me completely confident in leaving this important role in her capable hands.

Massimo Chisessi

San Jose Jazz

“Janice Edwards coached me on how to deliver a dynamic and energetic story line. She masterfully helped me create a personal story line that would connect with my audience. You get immediate results from the exercises Janice gives you as she guides the conversation and questions to invoke authenticity. Not only is she a good coach, she is a warm and giving person.”

Virgina Jourdan

CEO, Virginia Jourdan Fine Art Studio

 “In a COVID-world, we have all had to adjust to an online world, including holding a virtual reunion for our Harvard Radcliffe Class. Always over achievers, our class now holds the record for sheer volume of online programs. In that context, we have plenty of data by which to exclaim the virtues of having a professional live-event host as Master of Ceremonies.  Janice Edwards, a member of our class, needed to move along loquacious classmate/authors, each given 3 minutes, to pitch their book. Janice’s warm command of the run-of-show was matched by the astonishing personal connections she made with each author while transitioning to the next.  Not to mention her adroitness in riffing during the inevitable Zoom technical difficulties. She has our vote to MC all of our interview-based programs!”

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