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Jeni Wren is powerful vocalist, promoter and songwriter whose originals, experimenting in funk, jazz soul and hip-hop, speak to the passion of human longing, influenced by artists including Jill Scott, Paloma Faith and Nina Simone.
"Jeni's voice is captivating.. when combined with the heart behind her lyrics, they're downright moving."(PDX Pick).
Her r debut EP North Star, garnered positive press from the Portland Media for both the EP and her live show. The album showcases her vocals within a tapestry of sexy jazzy soul, produced by Matthew Flowers(Feist, The Visitors) and featuring strong support from many of Portland's fastest rising artists. It was released with positive critical reception, with features in the Willamette Weekly, SSG Music and Portland Pick as well as radio support on KMHD, KZME, KMUZ and Portland Radio Project.
“"Sultry like a summer day in Portland" - Derek Smith, KMHD.
Wren was a founding member of Shy Girls, growing within the soul, jazz and songwriter communities with her vocals, musicianship and work in promotions in booking, as the executive director of MUSA Soul Fest and work with Bananastand Media, School of Rock and PDX Pop Now.
TWITTER: @jeniwrensoul @musasoulfest
INSTAGRAM: @jeniwrenmusic @musasoulfest