Maja Gitana is comprised of two very talented individuals who have joined to make an eclectic and entertaining duo. The following is from their website:
"Having music and friends in common Marianne and Janine soon discovered they both shared an diverse interest of musical genres.
The duo began performing in 2010.
Venues include (but not limited to), Folk and art festivals, contra dances, weddings, commercial establishments, private events, historical reenactments.
JANINE NEWFIELD - VIOLINIST
Raised in Hawaii, Janine newfield began playing violin at a young age. Since her teens and true to her gypsy nature she made her way from town to town, performing in 49 states.
Janine settled in Saint Augustine with her son in 1995, where she continues performing as well as teaching. She plays many musical genres as well as types of events, and with varied artists. www.janinenewfield.com
MARIANNE LERBS - GUITAR, CUATRO, UKULELE AND VOCALS
Marianne has been a musician and a fine artist since childhood. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, she moved to St. Augustine in 1992 where she shared music and art with husband Sculptor Thomas Glover W. Marianne continues her music passion with violinist Janine Newfield, and members of her late husband's band, JAIDD.
Maja Gitana is an explosion of gypsy, latin, bossa nova, jazz, oldies and new songs that will make you want to dance on the street. The duo has been playing on stages through out Florida and New Orleans. For booking and more detailed information you can contact Maja Gitana at (904) 294-1416 or via email at [email protected] "