In 2009, Jane teamed up with Singer, Songwriter, and Suspense writer, August McLaughlin and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, and launched musical outreach program, Songs for Smiles.
Jane and August met as Hospice volunteers for VITAS in 2006. Over the course of the next few years, becoming friends and recognizing their shared interests and similarities as artists, they collaborated to create, Jane & August, a musical duo, designed to bring joy and entertainment through song for various charitable and non-profit facilities, organizations, and events throughout Los Angeles County.
“Songs for Smiles” started as the name for the musical sets Jane and August brought to their musical programs for VITAS Hospice.
“To bring meaningful, inspiring, interactive musical programs to diverse groups of adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses; uplifting hearts and spirits beyond the moment by invoking joy and hope.”
Today, Songs for Smiles, operates within VITAS Innovative Hospice Care with programs from Jane & August, Jane individually, and with amazing support from our volunteer coordinators and health care providers.
For more information and/or booking inquires within Hospice Care or Treatment facilities, contact Andrew Roginson, VITAS Account Manager,
Songs for Smiles performances are also available for children and youth within schools, private health or learning facilities, and more!
For more information, sample programs, or to book Songs for
Smiles outside VITAS Hospice, please email
Someone will contact you within 2 - 3 business days.
We look forward to hearing from you!