Jenny O.

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Jenny O.
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Background information
Birth name Jennifer Anne Ognibene
Born 20th century
Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Labels Holy Trinity Records
Manimal Records
Website jennyo.com

Jennifer Anne Ognibene, known by her stage name Jenny O., is an American singer-songwriter, based in Los Angeles, California.

Early life and education[edit]

Jenny O. grew up on Long Island, New York, and cites her father, the frontman of a hometown cover band, as a main influence.[1] She attended State University of New York at New Paltz for Jazz Studies and later graduated from the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York at Purchase for recording and composition.[2]

Career[edit]

Early Work (2005-2009)[edit]

In 2005, Jenny O. contributed a cover version of Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" to the compilation album Sunshine On Your Back Porch: a Celebration of Gennett Records, released on Larchmont Recordings.

In 2008, she completed a full-length album titled Love and Sleep, produced by Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace and Jason Lader.[3] This album has not been released.[4]

Jenny was a member of the LA Ladies Choir, who released one album "Sing Joyfully" on Teenage Teardrops Records in 2010.[5]

Home EP (2010-2012)[edit]

Jenny O. released a five-song extended-play album, Home, in November 2010 on Manimal Records. Tracks off the EP were licensed for advertising campaigns by Subaru, Toyota, Roxy and Target, for the television series True Blood, Wilfred, and Off the Map, and for the video game Rocksmith.

In 2010, she contributed an original song, "Get Down For The Holidays," to a compilation album, The Christmas Gig, sponsored by retailer Target.[6] She also released an electronic single entitled "Somewhere" which was licensed for Pantene (Europe) and Wild Fox Couture.[7]

In 2011, Jenny O. had contributed her version of the Buddy Holly song "I'm Gonna Love You Too" to the tribute album Rave On Buddy Holly, released on Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group); the album also included tracks by Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Kid Rock and Lou Reed. In the same year she recorded Pink Floyd's "Happiest Days Of Our Lives" and "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2" for a compilation entitled Cool For School, a benefit for school nutrition released on Manimal Vinyl.[8]

She contributed backing vocals to two recordings by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy; "Hummingbird" by Leon Russell [9] and "I'll See You Again" by Roy Harper, both produced by Jonathan Wilson and released in 2012.[10]

In Fall of 2011, she toured the US West Coast opening for Ben Harper and the Southwestern US opening for Leon Russell.[11]

In Spring and Fall of 2012, she joined Father John Misty on two separate West coast tours to promote his album, Fear Fun.[12] In the summer of 2012, she completed an 18-date tour of the United Kingdom.[13]

Automechanic (2013-2014)[edit]

Jenny O. released her debut album, "Automechanic" on February 5, 2013 (Holy Trinity Records).[14] It was produced by Jonathan Wilson in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The recordings feature Jenny O., Wilson, James Gadson, Jake Blanton (of the American rock band The Killers), and Benji Lysaght.

In 2013, she embarked on a tour of the U.S. and Europe, opening for opening for Mexican-American psychedelic-folk musician, Sixto Rodriguez.,[15] She also joined Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour, performing alongside Ragan, Rocky Votolato, Dave Hause of The Loved Ones, and Tim McIlrath of Rise Against.[16]

On December 12, 2013, Jenny O. appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, performing her songs "Seashells" and "Automechanic."[17]

Jenny contributed a cover of the song "1941" to the compilation album, This Is The Town - A Tribute To Nilsson (Volume 1), released February 4, 2014 on Royal Potato Family.[18]In early 2014, Jenny recorded the song "Lucky" by singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson for a Coca-Cola commercial, which aired during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reyan, Ali. "Singer-Songwriter Jenny O. Puts a Lifetime Spent Around Music to Work". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Purchase College Benefit Concert for Hurricane Victims," Jenny O. among featured alumni performers, September 9, 2005
  3. ^ Leeuwis, Jermy. "Jenny O. to release Home". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Lotkhamnga, Seraphina. "In L.A., Jenny O finds the comforts of ‘Home’". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Darling, Nikki. "Sisters With Voices: The L.A. Ladies Choir". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Christmas Gig free Christmas Album featuring Jenny O., Bishop Allen, Best Coast, Wavves," IndieRockReviews.com, November 2010
  7. ^ "Música Anuncio Pantene Pro-V Suave y Liso "Spa" Enero 2011 | "Somewhere (Feat. Jenny O.)" de Dorion' and Brad Thomas Ackley". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Jardin, Xeni. "Jenny O: "Happiest Days Of Our Lives/Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2" (Pink Floyd)". Boing Boing. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* – Hummingbird". Discogs. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* – Haggard Harper Bonnie". Discgos. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Jenny O. Announces West Coast Dates with Leon Russell and Ben Harper". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Skidmore, Stephanie. "Show Review: Father John Misty, Jenny O. at The Independent, 9/26/12". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jenny O announces UK tour". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Holy Trinity Records website
  15. ^ "Jenny O. to Join Rodriguez on U.S. Tour". Innocent Words Magazine. March 22, 2013.
  16. ^ The Revival Tour website.
  17. ^ "Last Call With Carson Daly". Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  18. ^ Royal Potato Family release information
  19. ^ Lee, Sungyoung. "Coca Cola Footprints". Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

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