Jennifer is what you call an artist who is always looking for ways to reinvent her-self musically and not afraid to try new things. Her lyrics are moving and magical as they weave us through relatable stories that we can attach ourselves to and not want to let go. She earned her degree at the Berklee College of Music and her education coupled with her natural talents show through every time she performs.
Jennifer is a staple among the music circuit in Boston and has established her-self as a sought after performer. Her music has also been recognized by TV producers who have used songs on programs like Hawaii 5-0, Soul Food, All My Children, One Life To Live, The Young and The Restless and Melrose Place. This of course was a big accomplishment for her.
“Back in the late 90’s I connected with a musical licensing company in LA. I was working with the band The Ultrasonics and several of our songs started getting placed on TV shows. A few of the songs from my 2008 EP Jennifer Truesdale were featured on these shows as well, along with songs that I wrote specifically for different shows. My song “Don’t You Want To Be” was played several times on All My Children, as well as the song “The Storm That’s Come” which I wrote with my friend and fellow Boston area songwriter Dow Brain. That one, “The Storm That’s Come”, was featured prominently on The Young and The Restless for several months. I’m still getting royalties! “The Storm That’s Come” along with another one titled “Don’t Tell Me” are examples of songs that were written specifically for the shows.
She has been influenced by many types of artists on her music journey. Acts like Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Aerosmith and then to another extreme Etta James, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt to Rufus with Chaka Khan, Donny Hathaway and Anita Baker. This is why her recipe of music is so thought provoking and grabs you instantly. During her time on the music scene she became involved with a project called Chick Singer Night in 2004. The project was started in Chicago by Lori Meier and singer and music educator. The basis of the program was to showcase female singer-songwriters. This idea began the idea of developing chapters internationally. It has featured such artists like Sheryl Crowe, Norah Jones and Paula Cole. Jennifer was asked if she can open a chapter in Boston and she obliged. For the past fifteen years she has produced shows established and up and coming artists in many of the most highly respected music venues in the area. They operate as a non-profit donating all proceeds to music and arts programs to schools and the community. So far they have donated approximately $35,000.00.
On top of all this Jennifer has recently released her latest LP “Through The Circle” which is laced with feel good lyrics introduced in her soulful and bluesy style. Jennifer wrote and arranged the project and was co-produced by David Minehan (founding member of the Neighborhoods and a touring guitarist with The Replacements, Paul Westerberg, and Aerosmith). The album takes on a trip through various genres like jazz, blues, and R&B. As we mentioned earlier some of her music was featured on TV programs currently she has signed agreements for several songs from the new project.
“Dave is amazing and such a special human being! He engineered, mixed and co-produced the album with me and is an absolute joy to work with. Working on a project like this we spent many, many, many hours together (lol!) and every moment was fantastic! I really can’t wait to get back into the studio and work on my next album with him! I also feel incredibly fortunate to call all the musicians who played and sang on this album, friends. Joe Musella (guitar), Marty Ballou (bass), Bill D’Agostino (drums), John Mulroy (piano), Tom West (B-3), Lydia Harrell (background vocals), Kit Holliday (background vocals), John Grant Tolbert (background vocals), Ririka Tokushige (tenor sax and horn arrangements), Hiro Tokushige (trumpet), Angel Subero (trombone), Jason Macres (baritone sax).”
So far the new album has been building a lot of steam since its release in April. One of the tracks off the album “I Need You Tonight” has created a heightened buzz on radio stations nationally. Jennifer is a busy artist constantly booking live performances and has new videos and live streams due out. She is also been working on new material for her next album and hopes to get back in the studio soon. To keep up with her calendar visit: www.jennifertruesdale.com