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Jenny Bruce

Contemporary Singer-Songwriter, Jenny Bruce, is the kind of person you'd want to invite for a drink. She's got stories. She knows how to listen. And she'll fight to pick up the tab.

Born and raised in New York City, Jenny Bruce grew up in a musical family where everyone played, sang, harmonized and breathed music. Although you wouldn't know it from meeting her now, as a kid she was an awkward, shy introvert. A misfit. Music was not only her passion, but also a need.

A self-taught musician, Bruce began writing songs and poems at the age of five as an outlet for her overflowing thoughts and emotions. Bruce's sister was born with a life-threatening, chronic condition and her parents were in financial turmoil throughout her childhood. She struggled in school where she was mostly bored and felt deeply misunderstood. Battling depression, music was her safe place. Her salvation. Bruce listened to any music in any and every genre (Celtic, Classical, Pop, Punk, Jazz, R&B, Folk - anything!) she could get on her turntable or radio and was constantly playing, singing and writing music.

Growing up in NYC in the 80's, Bruce experienced a colorful "childhood." There's are stories about dancing next to an unknown emerging artist named "Madonna," hanging out with John Cusack on a dare (there was a kiss), and waiting tables in the East Village way before it was trendy (unless you find flaming trash cans and stray bullets hip).

Bruce has always lived life to its fullest. Reaped the rewards and paid the price. On any of her four independently released albums, her songs resound with compassion, resilience and hope. She struggles and even despairs, but never gives up. She's loved, lost, nurtured and failed and pulled herself up by her big-girl pants only to start all over again.

Over the years, Bruce has won many songwriting awards (Billboard, ISC, John Lennon and more) and you've heard her songs on Dawson's Creek, Ghost Whisperer, King of the Hill, All My Children, Jake 2.0, Children's Hospital and more. Vocally she is often compared to Annie Lennox and Imogen Heap. Her intelligent lyrics lean more in the direction of Aimee Mann or Shawn Colvin.

Bruce wears a lot of hats every day. Singer-Songwriter, Communications Director of a school, wife, mother of two growing boys, and daughter/caregiver of a dad with Parkinson’s. Diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, Bruce is passionate about advocating for students with learning differences and is enrolled at Teachers College, Columbia University where she is pursuing a degree in education as a Technology Specialist.

Understandably, Bruce still calls music her “sanity.”