“Hey Jen, the tracks sound incredible! Your parts are fantastic… Thank you so much for being such a pleasure to work with. You were inspiring and exciting in all the right places”
Never more at home than when playing the double bass, Jen is an energetic and joyful player and an engaging performer. Her musical journey has taken in a wide range of genres and this experience, coupled with confidence and musical sensitivity, enables her to explore the wonders of this beautiful instrument – from wild pizzicato lines to the deep riches of the bass when played with the bow.
A truly versatile player and a thinking musician, she delivers solid grooves and bold statements, to insightful, intelligent lyrical playing, knowing when to step back and create space.
An experienced collaborator and recording artist, Jen loves the creative process and working with people to get the musical result they dream of. Whether it’s on stage or in the studio, her communicative style of playing and love of musical interaction makes her a fun player to have around!
In recent year’s she’s even been doing some backing vocals and is loving the ‘singing and playing’ thing!
Jen’s been having fun playing traditional and contemporary trad music recently, from England (Eliza Carthy Band, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson) and Scotland (Diamh, Damian Helliwell Project).
Her varied musical background includes classical and baroque, big band, musical theatre, French trad, cabaret and burlesque, klezmer, blue grass, rockabilly, jazz, Scottish and English trad…and lots of singer songwriters