Janize Ablaza (she/her/hers)
Trans Voice, Singing, Piano, Guitar
Janize Ablaza is a songwriter & multi-instrumentalist who originated from
the Philippines and emigrated to the United States at the age of 10. She is
an alumni of the pop music program at Citrus College - Glendora,
California. During her years as a Pop & Jazz vocalist at Citrus, Janize
performed a number of live shows with their top Pop Rock ensemble as
well as their Big Band Jazz ensemble.
Shortly after completing her third year of vocal music study, Janize began
writing her own music, formed a band, and started playing live shows all
over Southern California. Wanting more music theory training and
musicianship skills, Janize then pursued Jazz Guitar & Keyboard skills at
Pasadena City College - Pasadena, California. This strengthened her
musical knowledge and application as well as her songwriting.
Today she sings, plays guitar, and writes music for a Jazz Rock quartet
named ‘Xinxin’. Their music can be listened to on almost all music
streaming platforms as well as Los Angeles radio stations like KCRW and
KSPC. Aside from rocking out - Janize also teaches music privately.
Through her creativity and empathy she provides a safe space for her
students to be themselves which allows for a more fluid and rich learning
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