Whether transporting us into the paintings of David Hockney or onto the page of a 62-year old who has just learned to read and write, into a corner coffee shop or the lives of Irish immigrant settlers, Jennifer introduces us to an eclectic array of characters similar to those you might come across while thumbing through your morning newspaper. Her melodies and rhythms, tinged with jazz, blues, old time and even hip-hop, are as eclectic as her subjects.
A passion for pictures and love of language give Jennifer a painter’s eye for detail and a poetic knack for capturing what lies beyond the obvious.
In 1997, Jennifer won the Ontario Council of folk Festival’s Songs from the Heart Songwriting Competition. Since then she has captured audiences at festivals, coffee houses and house concerts in Ontario, Alberta and BC. Jennifer has toured with Lynn Miles and Ian Tamblyn, and has shared stages with Dar Williams, Garnet Rogers and Stephen Fearing. Her 2001 release Sweet was the follow-up to her acclaimed 1998 debut Watch As You Walk. Both albums have received generous airplay on CBC radio and community radio stations across Canada.
From 2004 to 2009, Jennifer joined Ottawa-area songwriters Chris MacLean and Alise Marlane to become Frida's Brow. Their debut self-titled album Frida's Brow (2006) was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.