As the duo behind the name implies, Ashley Jana and Jorge Luis Izquierdo perform under the moniker of Jana & Jorge.
Both Jana and Izquierdo are talented songwriters and musicians, and together they make up the core of this band’s creative force. Izquierdo’s emotional words are brought to life by Jana’s expressive voice, which music fans see as lovely and genuine.
In 2019, Izquierdo and Jana came together as a result of Izquierdo discovering Jana’s music online. It wasn’t long before Izquierdo was searching for the perfect voice to bring his passionate compositions to life.
As soon as they met, Jana and Izquierdo had a strong connection, despite the fact that they live thousands of miles apart in New York City and Peru.
We had a quick chat with the band about their new tune ” Run Away” which they debuted exclusively for us. “Run Away” is a contemplative composition in which the narrator is searching for a way out.
It’s impossible to resist the hypnotic combination of Izquierdo’s pen game and Ashley Jana’s calming voice. It’s a fantastic production, yet there’s a certain amount of flow to it.
What is your real and showbiz name?
My real name is Jorge Izquierdo, and the lead vocals are Ashley Jana. Our showbiz name is “JANA & JORGE”
Where are you from (hometown)?
I am from Lima Peru and Ashley is from the United States and lives in NY city.
How did you get into music?
I am a natural musician, I was born genetically musician, so, music owns me.
What field or genre are you into and give a brief description of what your field feels like?
I am mostly into country music, it’s my own style, then some sort of mix of rock-pop with a little bit of country and also jazz. I think our style is difficult to classify exactly in some songs.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why??
Music motivates me, doing beautiful sounds that penetrate the soul. Creating new things also motivates me a lot. Creating and loving what we are doing inspires us.
What does your current song/album mean to you?
It means like a part of me, like a part of my soul is materialized in the song. You can feel our souls in our songs.
What do you do aside from this profession
I am an IT solutions architect in a bank.
What are your hobbies?
Besides the music that I love, I like architecture, cooking, driving bikes, and dogs, going to cafes and having a nice conversation.