Jennifer was raised in a musical family; each member played multiple instruments. On her motherís side, there were many generations of piano teachers and organists. She has been an active musician from an early age, beginning with piano, recorder and guitar. In high school she took up clarinet to march in the band with her friends. At the same time, she was in chorus and chamber singers, and in musical theater. Some years she was on stage, others in the pit orchestra.
Her clarinet playing led her to attend Cal State Northridge on a music scholarship.
After college, she stayed musically active by joining a baroque ensemble on recorder, and made her first brief foray into barbershop singing. Later, she learned to play the bagpipes, and headed up the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums as Founder and Pipe Major for 10 years. She also taught bagpipes at Granada Hills Charter High School [home of the Highlanders].
After a kickboxing accident which resulted in two broken wrists, Jennifer turned back to singing, until her wrists could heal. They are healed now, but sheís still singing!
Jennifer has been in several barbershop quartets, with two regional medals [2nd and 5th place] to her credit.
Jenniferís musical pursuits have all been at the amateur level. Professionally, Jennifer co-owns a craft brewery in Los Angeles with her Scottish husband, Alastair.
2019 - Gotta Sing!
Los Angeles Harmony Sweepstakes Champions