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About Jenn

Jennifer is excited to announce a series of releases - both covers and her original pop-folk album Autumn Sun - over the next few seasons. Her return to music was inevitable, and she is delighted to share the work that has been a long time in the making.

Autumn Sun plays like a part in Jenn's story, with personal reflections on relationships and moments in her life that brought her joy, gratitude and... otherwise. A full lyric book will be available soon.

Looking back, Jennifer's vocals have been known for their unique, warm tone quality and versatility; from opera and classical performances to crossover-pop songwriting, she has positioned herself in a genre-blending niche while staying true to her natural timbre and personal style. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle for her "charming presence", Jennifer has been performing in the SF Bay Area for over a decade, at local and regional opera companies as well as popular downtown venues.

In late 2009, Jennifer founded City Opera SF to offer locals an opera/pop-opera experience in unconventional venues. The group performed at the Legion of Honor, de Young Museum, Union Square (with Union Square Live performances), Ghirardelli Square for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, at the North Beach and Union Street Festivals, with People in Plazas and in other lively spaces. In mid-2011, Jennifer was invited to join Doug McKeehan, an exceptional jazz pianist, for a six-month performance run at the Villa Florence Hotel on Powell Street in Union Square. Together, they produced the French pop/crossover album Ciel de Paris, featuring Bill Belasco on drums and percussion, Tom Martin on bass and Jim Hurley on violin - a project which inspired subsequent genre-blending collaborations. In 2012, Jennifer teamed up with producer Juan Caipo of Rockolito Music for the release of an uptempo, revamped version of Schubert's Ave Maria featuring Lucas Munoz on cello. See the video with ballerina Marina Baumann. In 2013, she wrote and recorded her original pop-opera duet with tenor Mete Tasin and Doug McKeehan on piano, called in questa vita.  In 2014-2015, she co-produced a rap-opera-hip hop project with emcee Leader 1, titled Mission Eyes (check out their four releases). KQED Arts interviewed Mission Eyes, with duo Leader 1 and Jennifer Muhawi. Click here to read about the collaboration.