Jenna Loren is a passionate singer songwriter from British Columbia, Canada who loves to perform, whether on stage for hundreds or busking on a busy city sidewalk. She's been singing and rocking out on her guitar since she was just 13 years old. With over 50 originals, Jenna’s compositions are full of rhythmic intensity, disjointed cadences, and her phrasing is just right. Ear-candy-esque, her lyrics are poetic but shout to be heard, opening up the hearts and minds of listeners. Jenna is promoting her brand new independent 6-song EP “It's Perfect Timing,” available on iTunes. Produced by Victoria, Canada's Jason Cook, this EP exerts a quality and professionalism unique from any other.
In January 2011, Jenna's single "You Can't Give Up" was released to all contemporary hit radio stations across Canada. It became one of eight successful songs chosen for the RocKIN the Peace compilation CD, and Jenna was one of the eight contestants chosen to perform at the RocKIN the Peace concert in March 2011. As a result, Jenna has been playing many new gigs, such as opening for Prairie Oyster's lead singer, Russell DeCarle.
In the past, Jenna has performed on two national television shows, The New Canoe's songwriting episode with Kinnie Star and Art Napoleon in 2007 (aired on A-Channel, CHUM, and APTN), and also performed on MYTV in 2009 (aired on APTN). Jenna has performed live on CFUV (101.9 FM) radio, Trent Radio and her music has been played on various radio stations across Canada and the United States. In August 2010, it was announced that several of Jenna's songs will be featured on the soundtrack of an upcoming movie, "By The Time You Read This," based on the novel "The King of Hearts" written by Vancouver Island's own Connie Lentz.
In 2005 Jenna independantly released her debut album, "Overabundantly" with the help of long-time Victoria singer songwriter and accountant Kevin Woodward. Launched in May 2010, Jenna's "Andrew" song was included on the Feed the Soul vol.2 Compilation CD, organized by local musicians and the Fresh Cup Café (Sidney, BC) as a fundraiser for the local food bank. Jenna recently performed at the famous Butchart Gardens alongside fellow musicians on the compilation CD to help support the cause.
As an advocate for social and environmental justice, Jenna often expresses her views through her songs. In high school, Jenna played a key role in the creation of the No Sweatshop Policy for her school district, and fundraised for an electric generator to provide power for a school in Sierra Leone. In 2009, Jenna graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria in Geography and Environmental Studies. Throughout her degree, Jenna received applause from several of her professors when they learned of her efforts to spread the word on environmental issues through her music. Jenna continues networking and building connections to have her music heard both throughout Canada, the UK and Europe.
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