Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Waconia, Minnesota, Jenn grew up singing with her family around the piano. Her father played a variety of instruments while his daughter picked up a love of folk, blues, R&B, soul, show tunes and, eventually, country.
Jenn went on to perform wherever she could, taking voice, piano and acting lessons, singing in choirs and school musicals. She went east to attend the famed Berklee School of Music, where she honed her performance skills while studying music education.
She also discovered country music, singing for a cover band called DiggerDawg, which opened for a variety of performers, including Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and Gretchen Wilson.
After graduation, Jenn relocated to Nashville, where she fell in with the local community, taking part in writers' rounds and performing on a regular basis.
"It's a challenge," she says. "The biggest thing I've learned as an artist is to stop worrying about what I think everybody else wants and to write music that I love. When I stopped worrying about impressing people and started to focus on touching lives, that's when things started happening, and that's what makes me happy."
"When I play 'Angels,' and people come up to me and tell me a story about losing a loved one, how the song touched them and helped them heal, that means more to me than anything."
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