2014 Seattle / Kobe Jazz Competition winner, Jennifer Kienzle performs at 5PM. She is known for her purity of tone, her playfulness with song and her easy rapport with her audience. Jennifer has an attention to detail that employs both intuition and careful study and, whether performing her own arrangement of a song or singing on a standard form, her sound is evident to the listener.
Singing out of sight and behind doors for much of her life, Jennifer Kienzle became interested in finding her voice in music ever since attending a workshop that took place close to her hometown of Ulm, Germany, hosted by the North Carolina-based singer, Melva Houston.
Ms. Houston’s workshop sparked Jennifer’s desire to sing publicly. From that moment she began performing in various small and large ensembles around Germany and Switzerland.
Her activity has continued likewise since her arrival to Seattle in 2008.
Jennifer Kienzle enjoys actively contributing to the sonic landscape of Seattle’s jazz scene.
She consistently performs in and out of town, both with her own quartet and The Easy Street Band. Regular venues include Tula’s, The Fireside Room, Vito’s, The Pink Door and Egan’s.
A continuing student of music, Jennifer has taken lessons with Greta Matassa and Johnaye Kendrick and is currently studying under multi-instrumentalist Denney Goodhew.