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The best kept secret in music

Press


"'Her compositions'...."

"Her compositions are really rich, accessible melodies that are still able to make you feel like you're hearing something new and exciting, down to earth feel in her writing by weaving her genuine feelings into her songs"
- The Bruin, UCLA


"'An unknown depth'....."

"Alpert has her own style, commands attention on stage, quite an experience watching that happen, laced with sharp rawness that comes from an unknown depth" - California Aggie, UCD


""Musical versatility"....."

"One talented package wrapped with rich velvet vocals and a generous helping of musical versatility" - Hip Fish, Astoria OR


""Un album brillant".."

"Et c'est vrai qu'il y a un peu de tout ce petit monde dans l'univers de Jenni mais avec une petite touche bien à elle en plus... Pour s'en rendre compte, il suffit d'écouter les 11 titres de son dernier album "Pieces", un album brillant... A la fois Folky, jazzy et soul, la petite Alpert est une magicienne"....

read more:
http://ericboisson.typepad.com/le_blog_deric_boisson/2006/01/jenni_alpert_pi.html
- French Press


"'Rapturous soul-streaked voice'"

"Alpert's concisely constructed songs cast a four-minute spell, her rapturous soul-streaked voice soaring over minimal acoustic guitar arrangements. There are no superfluous notes, no ostentatious vocal acrobatics or over-enunciated DiFranco-style sass; only classy compositions that establish Alpert as a sultry Carole King"..... - The Portland Mercury


"'In every little musical corner'.."

'Surrounded by various string, keyboard and percussive textures, she and her acoustic guitar woo audiences with shiny bright pop-rockers. You might recognize Alpert from her various participation in the city's finest projects, as her note perfect voice has won her the opportunity to lay tracks in every little musical corner'..... - Digital City, NY


"'Breaks from convention"...."

" Jenni Alpert breaks from convention, opts for the road less traveled, unconventional approach to songwriting " - The Bruin, UCLA


""Has the drive to do it all""

" Strong tight compositions, Jenni Alpert is persistent and confident, school of self empowerment, books her own tours, Alpert has the drive to do it all " - The Independent, UCSB


Discography

RECORDING
Over the course of 5 years, Alpert has independently released five albums and two live recordings to date. 'Pieces', Jenni Alpert's latest release, features an amazing cast of L.A.'s finest musicians, including Jimmy Paxson Jr. (drums: Stevie Nicks, Stanley Clark), Jimmy Messer (guitar: Kelly Clarkson), and Zac Rae (organ and synths: Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple).

Recently Jenni has been working on a set of new recordings. The first of her songs were recently recorded at The Village in Los Angeles, featuring performances from session legends Russ Kunkel (drums), Viktor Krauss (bass), Matt Rollings (piano), and Dean Parks (guitar).

SONG PLACEMENTS
Her music was recently featured on TLC's new reality program "The Messengers" (aired July 2006 / Episode 1 (www.themessengers.com)

Also featured in many independent films shown at Sundance Film Festival, UCLA and USC. Airplay includes US college radio stations: WXPN (PA), WTMD (MD), WERS (MA) and KVRX (TX).

Discs:
Pieces
The Cat Toy Sessions
Live in the Studio
Live at the Soiled Dove
Unpolished
Nothings Wrong
Honest Smile

Photos

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Bio

HISTORY
Being a graduate of UCLA's Ethnomusicology Department, Jenni was one of the first vocalists to complete the four-year jazz studies program headed by jazz giant Kenny Burrell which granted her the opportunity to study and perform with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins and Barbara Morrision.

As a self sustaining touring artist Jenni Alpert has performed all over the U.S. as well as internationally in:

Salamanca - Spain
Paris - France
Amsterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht - Holland
Bologna, Parma Calabria - Italy
Pokhara, Kathmandu - Nepal
Varansasi, Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula - India
Jerusalem, Hifa - Israel
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

In her travels she has shared stages with John Popper, Regina Spektor, Kaki King, Willy Porter, Col Bruce Hampton, Melissa Ferrick and many other well-known artists.