2022 – the highlights

Well, I haven’t really seen the need for a blog like this for a couple of years! But, thankfully, I have a bit of time to sit back and reflect on what has been a joyfully busy year musically. 

Jennifer smiling raising a mug which says "Don't make me use my teaching voice".

Without the barrier of masks, I’ve been able to get to know colleagues at a school I began teaching singing in over two years ago. We can now exchange smiles in the corridor and even have lunch together – rather than by ourselves in our individual teaching rooms!

Jennifer dressed for a wedding with a bright pink face mask on.

Live music is also well and truly back in full flow. No more masked weddings with upto 30 seated people only!

It’s quite hard to choose a top ten, so here are some highlights of my year instead:

Holding Mike Wilton's 2022 album "It's good to have you here."

Recording session violin for Mike Wilton and Steffan James on their 2022 albums “It’s good to have you here” and “The Masquerade”.

Singing for Diane Wilks in her performance of “Just see me as I am” in the International Composers’ Festival 2022.

Performing with new ensembles, including A night at the Musicals with Ophelia and Madeleine Gordon – and jazz with John Harriman, James Sunney and Ben Armstrong.

Jennifer singing at the Waterfront restaurant, Hythe.

Creating new connections, now performing regularly for the Waterfront, Hythe…

at Sankey’s Fishbar on the Pantiles…

…the Arts Portfolio at Melford House, Mayfield and salon concerts at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint.

A selection of ladies choral deps for Eton's Lower Chapel Choir

Continuing singing at Eton College as part of their Lower Chapel Choir.

A fundraiser for Ukraine with Cafe Society.

Having the joy and priviledge of being accompanied by phenomenal pianists in my role as Programme Director and course host at Finchcocks. Here with Florian Mitrea…

…and here with David Hall.

Jennifer holding violin on stage, smiling at Pub in the Park, Chiswick.

Supporting Sophie Ellis Bextor with the Paul Dunton Orchestra at Chiswick Pub in the Park.

Judging the Twyford Prep School House Music Competition. What an outstanding bunch of young musicians they were!

Performing at Leeds Castle…

…and the Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells with Alexander Metcalfe.

Singing and playing with Chris Whitty in the wedding party at the Beacon, Tunbridge Wells… but best of all, playing my oldest childhood friend down the aisle on her very special day!

Thank you to all the venues, organisations, events organisers and individuals who have booked me to perform for them this year. Here’s to 2023!

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Clare Narramore
Clare Narramore
12:11 09 Jan 24
Jenny played at a 70th birthday celebration in Tunbridge Wells and it was delightful. It set a perfect background atmosphere to the evening.Jenny was easy to communicate with, getting back to me very quickly, and her fees were very reasonable for her time. Thankyou!
Steven Peterson
Steven Peterson
15:18 25 May 23
Jennifer was a special part of our magical day. She was extremely patient with me changing my mind and switching music choices close to the wedding date and was very helpful and reassuring. Multiple guests told us how they really enjoyed listening to her play the violin with one moved to tears by a particular song played (A Thousand Years). It sounds very magical on the wedding clips and Jenny is just the loveliest person to have at your special day. I highly recommend Jenny for all your music needs.
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marketing wfhythe
09:19 11 May 23
Jennifer enhances our customer's dining experience with her dulcet tones. We are privileged to have her as one of our resident performers in the restaurant; she has a beautiful voice!
Mary Chandler
Mary Chandler
07:55 31 May 22
Jennifer played the violin and sang at our wedding and was absolutely brilliant. We received so many compliments from our guests on her stunning voice and lovely playing, and to top it off she's a really friendly and accommodating person. Thanks again, Jenny, for making our day extra special x
Susanna Busi Jacobsohn
Susanna Busi Jacobsohn
12:02 22 Aug 21
Jennifer was a perfect choice when we were planning for our event at our Vineyard Busi Jacobsohn. We had a pre-war car party with picnic and Jennifer was singing jazz songs which we all loved, and perfect match to the day. We would not hesitate to engage her again. Susanna Busi Jacobsohn
Vicki Thompson
Vicki Thompson
09:57 02 Jun 21
Jennifer has the most delightful personality and smile. Gracious and most off beautifully talented. Her voice is outstanding and her talent on the violin admirable. Jennifer dated to the personality of our group and dinner party. Mixing some traditional Italian themed violin and adding some jazz style singing. We al danced and sang with her. It made our Birthday dinner party absolutely perfect.
Luisa Santos-Stephens
Luisa Santos-Stephens
14:56 20 Nov 19
Jennifer is an incredible singer. We had her with Cafe Society to play at my 40th and it was everything I could dream off- they played beautiful music, and brought a very good vibe to the party. All the guests talked about how great they were, with a repertoire of very nice songs which we loved to listen to, but at the same time allowing us to keep the conversation going. I can’t recommend her enough.
Lisa Purcell
Lisa Purcell
19:34 03 Sep 19
Jenny sang beautifully at our wedding in August 2019! She moved many members of the congregation to tears with her amazing singing. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend her. Each time we meet up with friends and family that were there, they all comment on how amazing her singing was and how much they enjoyed it! She sang a Maori love song perfectly - commented the relatives from New Zealand! X
Rachel McGuckin
Rachel McGuckin
16:06 27 Jun 19
Jenny was the absolute highlight of our wedding ceremony. We picked some tricky songs and she had the whole audience joining in at the chorus. Luckily they didn't join at all points because it gave everyone a chance to hear her beautiful voice as well! I can't recommend highly enough.
Kate McNamara
Kate McNamara
14:36 12 Jun 19
Jenny was amazing from the moment I enquired about her playing the violin at our wedding ceremony. So quick to respond, helpful, friendly, flexible & professional, and was able to recommend songs and even learnt a new song for the exit music.I was so confident that she had everything under control which was invaluable and it was something on the day that I knew I just didn’t have to worry about.Jenny is so talented and it really added to the ceremony, I am so pleased that I found her! Thank you so so much!
Aimee Curry
Aimee Curry
13:56 15 Feb 19
We highly recommend Jenny! She played amazing violin music beautifully at our wedding. Jenny was so lovely and was so approachable and helpful to plan our ceremony music which was a highlight of the day and also the drinks reception music.
T Whyte
T Whyte
19:17 30 Jan 19
Jenny sang at our wedding - her music set the tone and made for a truly special experience. She has a beautiful voice, is very easy to work with, and worked seamlessly with our (very exacting) venue to get everything just right. Thank you Jenny!
17:39 07 Aug 18
Absolutely beautiful! Jenny played at my wedding ceremony last week and it was stunning! She has a huge variety of songs to choose from and our guests loved them all! She was professional and came early to set up. We could not have wished for more. Added a lovely touch to our day!
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