Joyful, moving and adventurous music has been made with JUNO-nominated world music ensemble Maza Mezé since its inception, in Pirate Jenny, with Bill Parsons and Blair Mackay and with Victor Bateman, Anne Bourne, Rebecca Campbell, The Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan, Justin Haynes, Lee Pui Ming, Laurel MacDonald, Suba Sankaran, Jane Siberry, Andy Stochansky, Kurt Swinghammer, Maryem Tollar and David Wall, among others.
Jennifer has collaborated with dancers, as a composer and/or performer. She has had the pleasure of working with dance artists/choreographers Julia Aplin, Peggy Baker, Susie Burpee, Marie-Josée Chartier, Peter Chin, Yvonne Ng and Heidi Strauss.
FILM AND TELEVISION
Jennifer and bassist/composer Mark Shannon have co-written music for documentaries for the History Channel, MTV, and films by Andrea Cohen and Liz Marshall. They co-wrote the soundtrack for Liz Marshall’s award-winning documentary Water on the Table, featuring water warrior Maude Barlow.
Jennifer can be heard singing in music by Eric Cadesky, Richard Feren, Nicholas Sperling and David Wall, for television on the soundtracks of films by Valerie Buhagiar, John Greyson and Cynthia Roberts.
Jennifer can be heard on the CDs of Rebecca Campbell and Carol Ann Weaver, Legion of Green Men, Maza Mezé, Ray Montford, Mosaic, Pirate Jenny, David Ramsden, Kurt Swinghammer and Andy Stochansky.
Jennifer has taught voice and piano lessons privately for seventeen years. She has worked as a facilitator with children in Spiral Garden, at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and has also worked as a facilitator at Keys to the Studio, a music school for youth diagnosed with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
Jennifer has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.
Jennifer spends many hours each week doing work to help non-human animals in need.