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A picture may paint a thousand words, but a word can tell the whole story. “Exquisite!” says author/radio host Ben Fong-Torres, former senior editor of Rolling Stone Magazine and perennial king of what’s hot and what’s not. He’s talking about pop/jazz vocalist/songwriter Jenna Mammina and he is not alone. Hailing from Michigan, home to luminary vocal legends like Aretha Franklin, Betty Carter, and her mentor, Abbey Lincoln, Jenna’s mixed heritage household and neighborhood surrounded her with a vast array of diverse culture and music. Her parents, Ben and Grace, both accomplished musicians in their own right, nurtured all four siblings to cultivate their own breed of musical talent, culminating in the creation of their own independent record label Mamma Grace Records. And the rest is HERstory...


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Current - The Music and the Magic of Ms. Abbey Lincoln will be released Summer 2013, which will lead to many concerts supporting this fine CD. Look for Jenna and guitarist Alex DeGrassi on tour now! Jenna is also performing with the Art Gomperz Band.

While touring, Jenna continues to teach children ages 3-103, through her workshops "Scat for Cats"TM, "Art of the Duo"TM, and her latest, "So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star" at schools and universities throughout the country.

January 2012-Jenna has been singing and teaching yoga in all parts of the world, most recently in Jamaica!


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"Jenna Mammina's voice radiates warmth and subtlety. She caresses each note with just the right charm. She hits that jazz spot in your heart and soul."

- Paula Edelstein, SoundsofTimelessJazz.com


"Jenna jazzes my world."

- Penn Jillette


"Ms. Mammina, you have a new fan."

- Fred W. Harris, Skyjazz Internet Radio


"Mammina deserves to be more widely heard."

- Don Heckman - LA Times


"Jenna won the hearts of her Monterey audience and gained many new fans. It was a fun and adventurous performance."

  1. -Tim Jackson, Monterey Jazz Festival


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