BIO

Born in Memphis and raised in Mississippi by a rockabilly musician father and classically-trained pianist mother, it was only natural that Jennifer should grow up a versatile musician.

She began playing the piano at age nine and by twelve had become church pianist when the regular pianist (her Dad) broke his arm. From singing four-part harmonies at home with her dad and brothers, to church solos and community theater, Jennifer’s young life was full of music and performing.

Jennifer began college with a double-major in voice and piano, but found that music had become a drudgery when reduced from joy to job. She went on to a career in broadcast journalism, but found that her piano professor was correct, when upon learning of Jennifer’s change of major, she told her, “You’ll be back. There is too much music inside you. It will eventually insist on being let out.”

These days, Jennifer is reclaiming the joy of music and performance, playing songs she loves and entertaining crowds in an array of venues and events, both as a solo artist, and with band Face N Time.  Though her very favorite audience is a crowd of only two, husband Bryan and son Jackson.

Venues played include:  Blarney Island - Antioch, IL,  Port of Blarney - Antioch, IL, Mickey Finn's - Libertyville, IL, Shark City, Glendale Heights, IL,  The Broken Oar - Port Barrington, IL, Carlucci Restaurant - Downers Grove, IL,  Niko's Lodge - Algonquin, IL, Penny Road Pub - Barrington, IL, Pier 99 - Port Barrington, IL,  Wool Street - Barrington, IL, Bannerman's Sports Grill, Bartlett, IL, Bowl-Hi - Huntley, IL, Galati's Hideaway - Cary, IL, Mac's on Slade - Palatine, IL, Dock's Bar and Grill - Wauconda, IL, Luigi's House - Downer's Grove, IL, Middleton's on Main - Wauconda, IL, Bliss Wine - Wauconda, IL, Copper Fiddle Distillery - Lake Zurich, IL, Blues Bar - Mount Prospect, IL, Offsides - Woodstock, IL, Niko's Red Mill Tavern - Woodstock, IL,  Reilly's Roadhouse - Romeoville, IL, Perry's Pizza - Park Ridge, IL, Cary Country Club - Cary, IL, Cary Public House- Cary, IL, Cary Ale House - Cary, IL, Scoreboard Bar and Grill - Lake Zurich, IL, Lake Zurich Farmer's Market - Lake Zurich, Long Grove Festivals, Lovell's of Lake Forest - Lake Forest, IL, The Gambler - McHenry, IL,  Bigby's Pour House - Addison, IL, Wolfie's - Noblesville, IN, Zachary's - Columbus, MS