Bonnie Janofsky

Bonnie is a native Angelino from a musical family. Her father played alto sax with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat and the Dorsey Brothers. She began piano at age 9, followed by drums and arranging/orchestration in college, and then composition and conducting.

A multi-faceted writer and performer, Bonnie's experience covers a broad range of styles and musical idioms. She is a highly regarded pianist and drummer, in addition to her composing career.


Bonnie created the all-women big band, "Maiden Voyage" and has appeared on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" as well as on a Big Band Weekend opposite Count Basie, Woody Herman, Harry James and Maynard Ferguson. Her jazz waltz, "Olivia's First Waltz" won Best Instrumental Jazz Song in the Just Plain Folks 2002 Music Awards. Her biography appears in "Who's Who in Entertainment."

Bonnie's writing credits include composing and arranging for a multitude of shorts, film, jingles, live shows - including Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" - vocalists, big bands and symphony orchestras, from combos to large ensembles, and from Dixieland to jazz to Latin to classical to Pop. She has been featured in the Orient, Europe and throughout the United States. Her film scores have been featured in numerous festivals and won Best Music in the Zephyr Theater Shorts and LA 48 Hour Film Festivals.

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