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Jenifer Jackson

Jenifer Jackson


New York's Lucid Culture calls Jenifer Jackson "one of this era's most individual singers and songwriters" and a writer/fan in Minneapolis describes her songs; "Her music feels like a sweet memory from the past echoing into the present and continuing its sweet path. Always an element of transcendent poetry and love shines in her music, it reminds me of the mist off a lake at dawn". During her career, Jenifer Jackson has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan promoting Love Lane, Birds, Slowly Bright, So High, Passaporto, and The Outskirts of a Giant Town. After over a decade in NYC, JJ now lives in Austin, TX, where she has just finished writing and recording her latest album, The Day Happiness Found Me.

Jackson’s new album features two Austin-based musicians; Chris Jones on upright bass and Chris McQueen on guitar and vocals, and Brooklyn-based upright bassist, Jason Mercer (Ron Sexsmith). Her bandmates and collaborators also include Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann), Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense), Sonny Barbato, Oren Bloedow (Elysian fields, Chocolate Genius), Greg Wiz (Twilight Singers, Joe Arthur), Nate Walcott (Brighteyes), Nashville’s Brad Jones and Jay Bellerose (Joe Henry, Allison Kraus).

Over the years she has supported Jules Shear on his US Duet tour, and her overseas performance include tours with with Jack Bruce, Chris Brokaw, Marta Collica, Richard Julian, and John Medeski.

Jenifer composed the score for the award-winning indie film, Daydream Believer, which won a 2001 Independent Spirit Award, and Best Dramatic Feature in Slamdance. She recorded and released an album of standard jazz duets with her father, Julian, called Together In Time. Among her other collaborations, she co-wrote songs with Austin’s Troy Campbell, Nashville's Swan Dive, and with Mads Mouritz for his Danish release, This Chaos Called Love. She also co-starred with Rosie Perez in the off-Broadway play, Brooklyn Bridge.

Her release on Bar None Records, So High, made its mark on radio audiences nationwide and landed on many a year-end “Best of” list including KUT in Austin and WFUV in New York. Tangents UK named So High “Best Soft Pop Album of 2003.” Jenifer appeared on World Café with David Dye, Mountain Stage and NPR’s All Things Considered. So High was released in France on Bad Reputation Records during Spring 2005. It includes two French re-mixes La Force de L’Amour and Si Haut. In the same year Jenifer recorded an album of Goffin-King hits from the 60’s and 70’s produced by Pat Sansone.

JJ was featured on Texas TV Show Austin's Underground Musicians in the fall of 2010. Jackson performed at the legendary Olympia Theater in Paris for the first International Crossroads Night, and was featured in the nationally syndicated television series, Spotlight on Performing Songwriters.

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