Jennifer is a singer, musician, songwriter, producer and teacher from North Dublin, Ireland. Taking music classes from 7 years of age, she began her musical journey as most primary school kids do; on the recorder. Finding a love and talent for music, Jennifer took up piano and guitar classes after school throughout her primary education. It wasn’t until her teens that she delved into the voice as her main instrument and continues her education today.
A brief course at Kylemore College, Dublin in Music Performance and Technology offered Jennifer her first solo performances as she began her songwriting journey. In 2011, she auditioned for the BA in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Centre and graduated in 2015. Instilled with new compositional skills and musical understanding, Jennifer auditioned for the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance(Production Concentration) at the renowned Berklee College of Music’s Valencia campus in Spain, where she graduated from in 2017.
Her debut album ‘Part of the Whole’ was written predominantly during her final year at Newpark following the loss of her Dad, and the break down of a relationship. It was recorded at Berklee’s AKSS Studio throughout her masters studies and has been a vehicle for expression, an invitation to learn other aspects of her musical vocabulary and skills in studio recording, mixing and mastering. It has also been vessel for healing and Jennifer hopes it will also be that for the listener. Imbued with stories of loss and longing, the album ultimately offers a glimpse of hope, an understanding that in difficult times, there is happiness to be found; the light in the dark, the beauty in sadness, the stillness in the turbulence. It offers an assured message that “we must not wear our scars like wounds; like something fragile and sensitive. No, we must wear them like unwavering expressions of certainty, compassion and truth.”
Jennifer’s music has become a cross over of genres. From an eclectic musical background of soul, folk, grunge, musical theatre and more recently, jazz and the improvised; Jennifer’s music tells a story and dips it’s toes into many musical palettes.
“Jennifer’s munificent charm and honesty is all too clear in her music which aims to embrace it’s listeners in musical refuge and individual uplift, with rounded-out low tones, smooth jazz-sensibilities and tender lyrics, from the heart to the heart.”