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Caitlin Jaene

Hi, my name is Caitlin Jaene. I am a chanteuse style singer and a classically trained bassist. People often say I sound like k.d. Lang or Karen Carpenter. I like to play original songs, jazz standards and covers with just my upright bass and you can also find me fronting my alt rock band, Blue Hippopotamus.

I have been singing for as long as I can remember. My dad used to make backing tracks for me and my mom made me great 80s costumes so I could pretend to be Madonna. My first paying gig was at a sleepover camp at the age of 6 when the other kids gave me their Lucky Charms marshmallows to sing for them (now I would prefer vegan Dandies). I have always loved singing for people.

At 12 yrs old I started playing the upright bass and in high school I got to play at Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Orchestra! I went to college at Mount Holyoke where I was a band geek and an a cappella nerd. I was a founding member of MHC's first jazz ensemble and I also sang a cappella with The V8's. I started to write and record my own songs, playing piano for accompaniment but I never thought to play upright bass and sing at the same time.

Everything changed for me when I saw Melissa Ferrick perform at the Women In Music Festival on campus. Just wow. Watching Melissa Ferrick play "Drive" with only vocals and bass was mesmerizing and incredibly sexy. I think she got hit with underwear and a bra during that song. There was no turning back for me, bass and vocals all the way.

I currently live near Philadelphia and mostly play locally but I have traveled and played in cities including LA, NYC, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Buffalo and North Carolina. I have been playing in clubs since 2002. I have had a blast performing as an opener at large venues that were packed and I have played to empty rooms in dirty little NYC clubs back when I lived in Hoboken. One time I looked up and the bartender had gone in the back, so literally No one was there! But I still enjoyed myself.

If you want to hear me sing you can find me online on my Instagram and YouTube (@CaitlinJaene) or live in clubs and I often play non-profit animal rescue and vegan events. I hope to sing for you soon!

xoxo, Caitlin Jaene