Jennifer Lynn
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Jennifer Lynn

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band R&B Pop

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20
Jennifer Lynn @ Clementes

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

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22
Jennifer Lynn @ Limelight Stage & Studios

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Don’t let Jenn Stevens’ size (she’s 4'8") mislead you. From her budding singing
career to teaching yoga to competing in triathlons, this marketing database specialist
from the Boston office has more talent and energy than just about anyone.
Of all her talents, Jenn admits singing is her true passion. “I’ve been singing since I
could talk — I’m sure I drove my parents crazy. Thankfully, my mom said I could
always carry a tune,” said Jenn. “I saw ‘Annie’ on Broadway when I was six and
immediately knew I wanted to be up on that stage.”
Interest in music led Jenn to singing in choirs and musical theater in high school. “I
really loved performing and the interaction with the audience,” said Jenn. “And I loved
singing live.”
After high school, as Jenn was preparing to attend college to become a physical
education teacher, an opportunity presented itself that had a profound impact on her
future. “I was offered a summer scholarship to the Boston Conservatory, which
shares some of its facilities with Berklee College of Music,” she said. “I had never
thought about pursuing music, but it opened my eyes to the possibility.”
Soon after, Jenn began driving from her home in Springfield, Mass., to New York City
every weekend to take voice lessons in the hopes of getting into Berklee. She also
began auditioning for bands and landed a few back-up gigs.
“Berklee was a great experience. At first, I felt really outnumbered because I was one
of the few women attending, but I quickly got over that,” she said. “I learned how to
arrange songs and sight read (sing by just reading the sheet music), which helps
when you’re interacting with other musicians.”
In 2005, Jenn began working on her first album, which entailed working in a recording
studio — something she’d never done before. “I’m not a fan of the studio,” she said
with a laugh. “You record all of your songs in sections and then you listen back to
each part. I’m a perfectionist, so I wanted to fix everything.”
Her first CD, which included a tape recording of Jenn singing along to the radio as a
child that her mother had kept, was a compilation of cover songs.
Jenn’s most recent album, which features all original music and songs, took almost
two years to create. “BJ Anselm (from the Boston office) put me in touch with a few
music writers who gave me some instrumental tracks. Then I started writing one song
a week,” she said. “I love writing songs, it comes very naturally.”
The weekend trips to New York began again, this time with the instrumentals in tow,
as Jenn sang and recorded the songs and background tracks. “I went into my second
album with a better game plan,” she said. “I had my own music and songs, so it was
much more unique and special to me. It comprised a huge chapter of my life.”
“Completing the CD — it was kind of surreal,” said Jenn. Aptly titled “Here’s the
Deal,” she describes the Pop/R&B album as compilation of songs about
“exaggerations of real life experiences.” And the reaction thus far from friends and
fans? “People love it,” said Jenn. “I’ve received great feedback and higher sales than
I had expected.”
Now, as she promotes her newest CD, Jenn says she’s staying busy booking shows
and performing in showcases and at open mic nights. Click here to see a video of
Jenn performing with the Boston office’s in-house band Stone Soup (now on hiatus).
Aside from music, Jenn’s a lifelong athlete, having been a gymnast and cheerleader
as a teenager and yoga teacher since 2005. “We’re much stronger than we think we
are, and yoga has taught me that,” said Jenn. “It challenges you mentally,
emotionally and spiritually. I enjoy doing yoga and sharing it with others.” This past
summer she also completed her third triathlon.
And, despite all the balls she’s now
juggling, she admits she’s not even the
least bit frazzled. “I truly enjoy
everything I’m doing,” Jenn said.
“Singing will be a part of who I am
forever, but it’s not about getting a
record deal — it’s about doing
something that I really love to do,” she
said of what motivates her. “I think it’s
important to do something you enjoy
and not worry about what it will result
in. Creating this album was more
meaningful than I ever could have imagined.”
In addition to BJ and Jon Keane, who often perform with her, Jenn extended her
thanks to Malcolm Fitzgerald, network manager in the Boston office, who took photos
of Jenn for her album cover and website. Jill St. Cyr, a Web specialist also in Boston,
did the art for the album cover and helped with her website. “There are so many
talented people at Bingham,” said Jenn. “I couldn’t have done it without their
moonlighting.” - Bingham


Discography

Albums
-Here's the Deal- Originals (2010)
-Project 1- Covers (2005)

Singles
-New Love- by: Cyclone ft. Beonpnt (2009)
-Song for Susan- by: Beonpnt (2009)
-When You Dream- cover (2005) -aired on PBS
-Time to Go- cover(2004)
-Ice- cover (1997)
-St. Theresa- cover (1997)

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Bio

I pretty much began singing once I started talking. I discovered my natural ability to quickly memorize songs and earned the nickname "Radio Jennifer" by my cousins. I was a member of several musical groups during my scholastic career. In high school I was in ensembles like Jazz-Rock and Show Choir, at times even taking on choreography responsibilities for the group.

At the end of high school I received a full scholarship to attend The Boston Conservatory Summer Institute program. After finishing that program, my love for singing, songwriting and performing really started to flourish. I put my dream of becoming a PE teacher to the side and over the following 2 years I attended community college in Springfield Mass and spent every weekend studying with voice teacher Rosina Zinco Albano in NYC. My focus at that time was Broadway, Opera and the occasional pop song if I begged my teacher enough. I then attended Berklee College of Music as a Vocal Performance major.

My first big gig after college was singing backup vocals for Watson Reid. We performed all over eastern MA including the Hatch Shell in Boston. I did several gigs with One Step Ahead, Stone Soup, as well as booking my own gigs for various performances like sporting events, showcases, fairs, weddings and private parties.

In 2005 I put together an album of cover songs titled "Project I" which was a tribute to the music and artists the have influenced me. Stacey Lattisaw, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Sade, Anita Baker, are just a handful of the greats that had a huge musical impact on me and still do to this day. In fall of 2010 I released an album titled "Here's The Deal". This collection of originals penned by me, was made possible by Creative Inervators. They provided me with inspiring tracks that allowed my creativity to flow. I'm very proud of the quality and the work behind "Here's The Deal" and look forward to sharing these songs with the world.