Jane Andino is a composer, arranger and pianist, writing and performing in classical, jazz and Latin-American styles. After an early grounding in the classical AMEB curriculum, and some studies with jazz pianist Chuck Yates, Jane began composing, arranging and playing piano in a wide variety of ensembles.
In 1990 Jane travelled to South America with the folk group Sol Latino, performing in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. In particular, the tango and música proyección (traditional folk music mixed with classical and jazz idioms) made a lasting impression on her, and has been a major influence on her compositional style.
Since then Jane's particular field of expertise has been in Latin-American music performing with salsa, Afro-Peruvian and Latin-jazz groups. She formed the group Ritmo with her husband, guitarist and singer Ricardo Andino. She also plays in the tango group, Alturas.
In 1998-2000 she worked as arranger and musical director for the soprano Deborah Cheetham in her one-woman show White Baptist Abba Fan which toured Europe and Australia.
After moving to live in the Blue Mountains area, Jane began composition studies in 2007 with the composer Amanda Handel, further developing her formal skills. Her compositions have been influenced by the music of Bartók, Messiaen, Sculthorpe and Takemitsu.