Keyboard & Vocals - Pop & Jazz Standards
Jennifer plays and sings different styles...everything from jazz, pop, and R&B to country (after all, she is from Texas). She grew up liking all types of music from all eras, starting with great composers like Chopin, Scriabin, and Debussy. Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, the Gershwin brothers, Henry Mancini, and Hoagy Carmichael. Being a jazz lover, some of her favorite jazz composers and performers are Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius, and Horace Silver. Although a jazz lover, she also spent lots of time checking out Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, and Pink Floyd. She says that nothing sends her over the edge quicker than breathtaking vocals the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Chaka Khan, Joe Williams, Alison Krauss, Gladys Knight, Ann Wilson, Janis Joplin, Chris Cornell, and Donny Hathaway. I love the great modern bands and performers such as Radiohead, Ani DiFranco, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, and Tori Amos. Basically, she listened to everything. So, if you ask, "Jennifer, who are your influences?" She'd have to say, "Really, I'm influenced by everybody that I dig."
Jennifer has played keyboards and sung with numerous very popular Dallas bands. Her vocal repertoire covers almost every genre of music... great high-energy dance songs as well as the sensuous jazz tunes both old and new.