Jenny Rockis

Jenny Rockis

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




"Lin Brehmer"

"You've got soul!" - 93.1 WXRT Chicago Radio Personality

"Erich "Mancow" Muller"

“Jenny Rockis Trio…great voice, great voice…oh, really! Oh yeah!” - Chicago Radio Personality - Rock the Badges 2013

"Rock Chicago Magazine, Peter S. Sakas"

“When I heard the vocals of Jenny, I was instantly on board…she had the best vocals of the night, strong, clear, and outstanding.” - Battle of the Badges 2013 Rocks Chicago! - Rock Chicago Magazine

"Stephen Davern"

They are a Musical Punch in the Face! - Johnny Cash Festival

"Jillian Rae, Singer Songwriter, Minneapolis, MN"

Your harmonies were like if the Indigo Girls and Heart got together and made babies! - Reggie's Live Show

"I Pretend Song Review"

I'm truly impressed by the voice of the singer, she definitely has that distinctive touch in her performance that can make all lyrics equal to a personal trademark, not just this one. I liked the solid shape and the clear contrast of the arrangement, where everything comes balanced together. It's an engaging experience that can be spotted from a thousand, and that makes it simply unforgettable! - Anonymous Listener

"Hear the 119 artists performing Friday night in Harrisburg: Millennium Music Conference"

114 free concerts.

What's a music lover to do?

There are 123 concerts going on in the Harrisburg area - nine of which will set you back $5 or $10 dollars in covers. It's all thanks to the 18th Annual Millennium Music Conference, which begins Feb. 20. The conference is geared towards helping musicians navigate the intricacies of the business side of the music industry, but it is most visible to locals for its showcases.
•Jenny Rockis Trio: 11:30 p.m. at Carnahan's Tavern, 209 3rd St., New Cumberland... - The Patriot News - Penn Live

"Caviar & NASCAR Song Review"

This is an up tempo rocking country record here! Now this record will and can have an entire club, bar, or radio air waves rocking! - Anonymous Listener

"Fundraiser set for Worth woman fighting rare cancer"

Kicking It With Karen, a fundraiser that takes aim at her staggering medical bills — “in the neighborhood of $70,000,” she said — will be held Oct. 12 at The Chieftain, 6906 W. 111th St., just a few blocks north of her home.

There will be raffles, games, food and live music by the Jenny Rockis Trio, Paula Mar, and The PriSSillas. The event starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. There is a cash bar. - Southtown Star

"You Suck Song Review"

Brilliant vocals that compliment the tune very well. The lyrics are great and flow well. The guitarist is very advanced and the piece really makes the song. - Anonymous Listener

"I Pretend Song Review"

This band has great performance talent and the artist has a lot of charisma! The songwriting puts this music in a much higher league than Kings of Leon or any other supposed Led Zep of this decade. This music has authentic blues rock power! - Anonymous Listener

"Caviar & NASCAR Song Review"

I like the timing of the piece! It has a nice punk feeling that is getting me pumped and energized! I like the female vocalist, she emotes a strong energy and her vocals are great! - Anonymous Listener

"You Suck Song Review"

You have awesome vocals! Voice is different and totally inviting! - Anonymous Listener

"Annual HollyDays Benefits I Am Who I Am"

(Nov. 2013)— The 8th annual HollyDays gift boutique will be held Sat., Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

A $20 donation at the door will provide two “congratulations” blankets for babies born with special needs at Little Company of Mary and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital, Palos Hospital . Early next year, Palos and Hinsdale hospitals will also begin gifting I Am Who I Am’s congratulations blankets.

HollyDays vendors will be offering hand crafted jewelry, decorations, accessories, handmade soaps and lotions, gourmet foods, and trendy new items. New this year is live music by guitarist/vocalist Chris Fudacz and The Jenny Rockis Trio playing house rock and originals. Guest bartenders include Mike Parker, Micah Materra, Jen Kramer and Skinny Sheahan pouring Holly-tinis. Complimentary appetizers include gluten-free treats from Lil’s Dietary Shop. - The Villager, Beverly Area Planning Association

"'Cash for Kids' Chicago's Johnny Cash Festival 2014"

They are the Jenny Rockis Trio and they tore up the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center! - Facebook - Johnny Cash Festival

"Battle of the Badges 2013 Rocks Chicago!"

“Her band mates… were great musicians and very demonstrative with their playing, dancing around, posing, interacting with the audience. “ - Rock Chicago Magazine, Peter S. Sakas

"Battle of the Badges 2013 Rocks Chicago!"

“I would be more likely to purchase and listen to a recording of the Jenny Rockis Trio; that is how much I enjoyed her vocal abilities.” - Rock Chicago Magazine, Peter S. Sakas

"Police, Fire Compete in a Battle of the Bands"

A music competition between Chicago police officers and firefighters, dubbed Battle of the Badges will be held this weekend. Chicago Fire Department band, Imposter Radio, will be competing against Chicago Police band, Jenny Rockis Trio. *see video* - CBS

"“…a seasoned roadhouse rocker with a kick-a$$ attitude!”"

“…a seasoned roadhouse rocker with a kick-a$$ attitude!”
“Holy Sh*t! Blown away!”
“Staggeringly awesome!”
“A slew of powerful tunes…” - Maria P. - Hawaii

"These beautiful ladies will be performing"

These beautiful ladies will be performing - Ellen Kay Bacani, Elias Krell, Angela Maloney, Kerri Grant, Emily White, Sara Hill, Jen Rockis, Saoirse Ronne, Katie Hibben and Lil P... Tonight - Round 2 @ the Parlour - 7pm...

Come out and support as musicians from all over compete to open for nationally-acclaimed, singer/songwriting star and community advocate Chely Wright at Back Lot Bash on Friday, June 22nd.

These series of upcoming events are to celebrate and recognize very talented "Women in Music". Please come out and support these events as it's for FREE with Killer drink specials and more.
- Chely Wright - 1st Annual Women's Singer Songwriter Shakedown 2012

"*THIS* is a lineup you don't want to miss!!"

For your listening pleasure, this is one amazing lineup!!

Monday, August 13th, @8pm
This month - featuring :

Lauretta Tagli
Jen Rockis
Crys Matthews
Eileen Censotti

*THIS* is a lineup you don't want to miss!!

Katerina's is located at 1920 West Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60613-2408 (773) 348-7592
The menu at Katerina's is FABULOUS!
- Nine Tail Productions


"Singles" - album released Feb 4, 2014

"18th Annual Millennium Music Conference Compilation CD" - released Feb 20, 2014

"Tunes for Tots - Driven Music Conference" - release on May 15, 2014



Jenny Rockis is an award winning singer/songwriter whose vocal style has been compared to the power and soul of Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge and John Fogerty.  Her heartache inspired songwriting is "a musical punch in the face" whether rocking an acoustic show on guitar or grooving full band from behind the drum kit. Raw intensity and passion ooze from her lips and fingertips for an addicting explosion of sound in your face and in your speakers!  

"You've got soul!" - Lin Brehmer, DJ, 93 WXRT Radio Chicago

"A musical punch in the face!"  Steve Davern, Founder - Chicago Johnny Cash Festival

"When I heard the vocals of Jenny, I was instantly on board...she had the best vocals of the night..."  Peter S. Sakas, Rock Chicago Magazine

"Great voice, great voice!  Oh, really, oh yeah!" –Erich "Mancow" Muller, Radio Personality 

Mesmerized by 70’s rock and the musical influence of her family, Jenny Rockis began her career at age 7 by building her own drum set out of TV tray racks, pie tins and clothes hangers. Her parents bought her a shiny new Mickey Mouse drum set to hone her skills and her uncle taught her how to play her first song, “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by The Hollies. 

When her grade school music teacher told her “girls don’t play drums,” she was handed a baritone horn to play in the school band, but continued her love for drumming at home. In high school, she played both baritone and percussion in musicals and marching band, and her rhythmic skills led her to an interest in writing poems and lyrics. Wanting to make the rhymes tangible, she taught herself how to play guitar and transformed into a passionate and powerful singer/songwriter who has been gracing the stage ever since. Initially playing in cover bands and wooing the locals, she now showcases her twang flavored rock as a solo artist; all while moonlighting as a Chicago Police Lieutenant.

Her professional performing experience began in the mid 1990’s and includes the bands, Bumpin’ Fuzz (Rock/Pop Cover band), Johnny Justice & the Southside Railroad (Rock/Pop Cover band), Bubbly Creek (Songwriting, Original Alternative Country Project), and Girl Next Door (Rock/Pop/Country Cover band). Being a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, she has been honored to perform at many charity events for injured police officers and officers killed in the line of duty. 

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