Music: Jane Decker

Jane Decker is just barely into official adulthood, but she’s lived a virtual lifetime of experiences, both personally and professionally.

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Jane Decker

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ane Decker is just barely into official adulthood, but she’s lived a virtual lifetime of experiences, both personally and professionally.

Her supportive mother and father encouraged her musical pursuits, and she was writing songs by age 10 — about the time both her parents received cancer diagnoses. Two years later, her father passed away and Decker recorded her first songs.

Three years after that, the Cincinnati-based vocalist joined her first band, a blistering Punk outfit called Formulas, but she began therapeutically writing distinctly non-Punk songs. Her brother John offered to pay for her to record those artier songs and enlisted friends to help. Formulas broke up, Decker’s mother’s cancer went into remission and the stage was set for a fresh chapter. Read a full feature on Decker here.



Jane Decker plays a free 1:30 p.m. show Saturday at Washington Park’s Taste of OTR. More info: tasteofotr.com.


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