Jenni Alpert

Jenni Alpert

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

As heard on ABC's Castle, NBC's Lipstick Jungle, MTV's The Real World, and CBS's CSI Miami, the diversity in singer-songwriter Jenni Alpert's emotionally driven songs converge modern day pop influences and a wide spectrum of vocal styles reminiscent of Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor and Aimee Mann.

Biography

Los Angeles pop singer songwriter Jenni Alpert is a powerful sultry voice who's honest rich songwriting and soothing musical melodies grab listeners in every corner. She has independently toured the US and internationally, performing with regularity in over 14 countries with great steam. Jenni has supported Loudon Wainwright III, Kaki King, and has shared stages with Regina Spektor, and Sara Bareilles among other familiar voices. "Adopted at 3 and a half years old, I was always curious about my biological bloodline. As an adult, I was introduced to a biological family member who has Red Blood Cell Aplasia in need of blood. I quickly learned how donating blood makes all the difference in saving a life and developed a deep appreciation for those who are able and willing to donate blood and make donating blood possible. You can follow me on my donating blood awareness music tours 'Blood Driven' at local venues, blood drive events, children's hospitals, and get involved by donating blood to save a life." Recently she was selected to be a key speaker/performer for America's Blood Centers Conversations About Life Speakers Bureau Program.

A number of Alpert's songs have been featured in several TV shows and films. TV: Castle (CBS) (All We Need is Love), Lipstick Jungle (NBC) (Simple Mood), The Real World (MTV) (With One Breath), CSI Miami (CBS) (Breakin Down), The Messengers (CBS) (Fade Away). FILM: "Chasing the Green" (awarded the Directors Choice Gold Award at the Park City Film Festival Jan 09) directed by Russ Emanuel; starring Jeremy London, Ryan Hurst, and Heather McComb features (All We Need is Love and With One Breath). Awards include: Song of the Year for the Independent Music Awards (All We Need is Love).

AOL Music just featured her new album entitled "Take It All" produced by Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat). In the studio Jenni has recorded with Mikal Blue (producer/songwriter), Brad Smith (Blind Melon), Marshall Altman (producer / songwriter), Nathaniel Kunkel (producer / engineer), Steve Greenberg (producer, A and R), Julian Coryell (producer / songwriter), Niko Bolas (mixing), Doug Sax (mastering, The Mastering Lab), George Massenburg (mastering, Blackbird Studio), Musicians include Russ Kunkel, Victor Indrizzo, Jimmy Paxson. Chris Chaney, Viktor Krauss, Matt Rollings, Jeff Babko, Zac Ray, Julian Coryell, and Dave Levita.

Festivals and workshops Jenni has participated in include SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, Folk Alliance, NAMM, CMJ, and the ASCAP Lester Sill Songwriting workshop.

Lyrics

Listen to Your Heart

Written By: written by Jenni Alpert, Phil Brooks, Cristi Vaughan

Listen To Your Heart

Your boss is telling you to say
Your wife is telling you to leave
Your brother's telling you to move
And no one's listening

You've got no words left to say
You don't know what to do
The feeling is the same
Cuz they're not hearing you

They think they all know
How you're story goes
But you're the dreamer of your own dream

So, listen to your heart
Listen to your heart
It's where to start
So listen to your heart

Your friends tell you what to think
Your mind wants to be free
All you can do is scream
Cuz no one's listening

They think they all know
How you're story goes
But you're the dreamer of your own dream

chorus

Bridge
No one can tell you what is wrong or what is right
It's never black or white
Nothin ever stays the same
No No nothin ever stays the same

Don't be afraid to pave the way
To carve your name in some new place
To make that change.......

Who We Are

Written By: written by Jenni Alpert and Mikal Blue

Who We Are

I hear your voice in my head
and i know something's wrong
you made a choice is what you said
now you're barely holding on
we all make mistakes
but i know you don't belong
somewhere where inside your heart is breaking

who we are what we were doesn't matter when we're gone
i want you to know for what it's worth
my love for you is strong
and you're not alone

this time it's all out of your hands
but i know the truth
and for you I will stand
til the end I will see you through
no matter what it takes
there's nothing I won't do
to get there, and spare your heart from aching

cuz who we are what we were doesn't matter when we're gone
i want you to know for what it's worth
my love for you is strong
and you're not alone

When it's hard and you try but you can't fight it
I'll be there, I'm on your side, and I will right it

cuz who we are what we were doesn't matter when we're gone
i want you to know for what it's worth
my love for you is strong

cuz who we are what we were doesn't matter when we're gone
i want you to know for what it's worth
my love for you is strong
and you're not alone

The One

Written By: written by Jenni Alpert and Justin Andres

The best of me has yet to come
The rest of me has shed it's skin
I am open now awake and alive and my heart is breathing you
open now and a little wiser (cuz)

The best of you here all along
Showing truth and what went wrong
I am open now awake and alive and my heart is beating true
open now just a little wiser (cuz)

you are the one
the one for me
the one
who helps me see

that the one
who believes
is the one
that's meant to be
the one

With or without you in my life
Always you'll be in my mind
A love like this hard to fight
The reminder of you is enough to know why

you are the one
the one for me
the one
who helps me see

that the one
who believes
is the one
that's is meant to be
the one

Sweet Talk

Written By: Written by Jenni Alpert and Justin Andres

All the things I wanted
Were right here in front of me
To many times I walked the line
Hopin, but things don’t come so easily

You …..you ground me
No matter what’s goin on
And you, you found me
Now all my bad days are gone

Sweet talk to me
And tell me things
Like you love me
And you’re never gonna let me down

And I’ll sweet talk to you
And tell you true
I need you
Cuz your love is why my is love is all around

So now I’m givin you my permission
To bring fire to my ice and make it melt
Cuz I realize it was really my omission
That I don’t need anybody else

I’m so glad you found me… oh oh oh?
So sweet talk to me
And tell me things
Like you love me
And you’re never gonna let me down

And I’ll sweet talk to you
And tell you true
I need you
Cuz your love is why my is love is all around

Heaven

Written By: Jenni Alpert

sitting in my car
trying to remember
all the things you said to me
sitting next to me
spending our whole lives making up for what our parents
try to get over it
embrace the taste in my mouth so bitter

heaven is a place I'm running from
don't know what's real don't think I'll heal don't want to do what I should
heaven is a place I'm running from
don't know what's real don't think I’ll heal don't want to be good for you

embrace the silence but I want you there empty and screaming
never know what it feels to love while receiving
traces of wasted on my face, drunk and I'm drowning in your wisdom
why didn't I listen now I'm caught in memories of you

heaven is a place I'm running from
don't know what's real don't think I'll heal don't want to do what i should
heaven is a place I'm running from
don't know what's real don't think I'll heal don't want to be good for you

Discography

Take It All
Underneath the Surface
No Second Guesses
27 Minutes in Bologna
Pieces

Set List

Sets lists are either solo, acoustic duo, or full band set up with mainly original music. Depending on live performance situation, the length of set can range from a 1 song feature to 1 hr full set of 6-9 songs.

List of Original Songs
Real Thing
All We Need is Love
Heaven
Sweet Talk
Simple Mood
Listen To Your Heart
Who We Are