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vocal stylist | songwriter | educator

 

timeline

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!


January 2011-Jenna will be working with Bob Weir and The Marin Symphony this year. She continues to travel, teach and sing everywhere she can!!


January 2010-Art Gomperz is going to Europe! This record is HOT HOT HOT!


January 2009 - Jenna is teaching yoga, song and movement once again to kids from 3-103. Special needs groups are her strongest interest. She continues to teach master classes at universities and yoga studios. 2009 brings many new musical collaborations: Valentines Day Jenna is performing with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. She is also recording a bluegrass CD to honor the life and song of musician/songwriter Bev Hahn due out in the spring.


July 2008 - Mamma Grace Records is proud to announce “Jenna Mammina live at the Acorn.” Jenna has also become a certified yoga instructor and is teaching workshops in both music and yoga throughout the country.


July 2007 - Jenna’s recorded song “The Second Star from the Right” (Sammy Cahn) from her first disc, “Under the Influence” is included on SONY/BMG’s Lullaby CD. She joins such legends as John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, and Bobby McFerrin to name a few.


February 2007 - Live CD released at Yoshi’s. Jenna is working on the Musician's Village in Nola. A children's yoga CD to be released as well as a live concert in HD.


January 2007 - Jenna continues to tour, teach, study and is currently working on a new CD as well as preparing to record a live CD this Spring. Also check out her new MySpace page - MySpace.com/Jennasongs.


October 2006 - “Inner Smile” continues to warm the hearts of critics and audiences alike. Jenna has also received a Rising Star from Downbeat Magazine.


September 2005 - Jenna’s much anticipated “Inner Smile” is released.


February 2004 - Pre-production for Jenna's soon to be recorded 4th CD begins. Release date Spring 2004.

October 2003 - "Contradictions" included on KKSF Aids Relief Sampler CD. Also on the disc: Norman Brown, Larry Carlton, Chuck Mangione, Joe Jackson, Brenda Russell, and David Sanborn.

July 2003 - Recognized as one of the leading women of jazz/pop crossover by Jazziz magazine. This honor is also shared by Lizz Wright and Norah Jones. Jenna's original composition, "A Love that Lasts" is also included on the Jazziz Woman's Disc 4.

May 2003 - Jenna's CD "Meant to Be" receives nomination for "Outstanding Recording of the Year" by the California Music Awards. This CD enjoys airplay on over 200 radio stations, and features: Matt Rollings, James Genus, Paul McCandless, Darol Anger, and Matthew Brubeck.

March 2003 - Mamma Grace Records releases Jenna and longtime music collaborator André Bush's "Art of the Duo".

February 2003 - Jenna is awarded "Jazz Performer of the Year" SF Weekly.

October 2002 - Mamma Grace Records releases Jenna's crossover favorite "Meant to Be".

2002-2003 - Performs with Will Ackerman, Liz Story, Phillip Aaberg, Darol Anger on the Windham Hill Winter Solstice Tour.

April 2001 - Receives "Goldy Award" for her tireless work with children through her nationally acclaimed program, "Scat for Cats".

July 2000 - Shares the cover of Jazziz magazine with such artists as: Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. Jenna's original composition "Contradictions" is chosen for the Jazziz Woman's Disc 1.

February 1999 - Mamma Grace Records is born! Jenna's debut CD "Under the Influence" is released and continues to sell worldwide.

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