"I sing like I feel" Ella Fitzgerald
Jenne has a strong musical background having studied piano from an early age and her vocal tutors include Jay Clayton, Fionna Duncan, Lianne Carroll and Anita Wardell. She can perform with any combination, ranging from a piano/guitar duo through to quintet up to big band and will work with you to put together something to suit your event and, most importantly, budget but always with professional musicians of the highest calibre.
Jenne is vocalist with 7-piece band the Stirling Crisis as well as with her own quintet. Credited with an approach that is totally professional, focussed on the audience and the setting, her music is grounded in jazz but she confidently embraces styles ranging from Latin, soul, funk, blues and easy listening through to pop, rock and folk - she says, "I hear jazz in everything."
Influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more contemporary artistes including Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Randy Crawford and Kate Bush. Songwriting achievements include new English lyrics that remain faithful to the original Portuguese of Jobim's, "Favela,"lyrics to Miles Davis', "So What" and she is currently developing new material.
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