Cadence Spalding

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Cadence Spalding
Birth nameJennifer Lynn Spalding
Also known asJennifer Spalding, Miss Jenny
BornSan Francisco
GenresNew age, Celtic, world, pop
Occupation(s)Educator, vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, entertainer
Years active1985–present
LabelsPanartist, Gemini Sun Records, CreateSpace, Sound Manipulations
Associated actsMars Lasar
Websitewww.cadencespalding.com

Cadence Spalding is an American educator, vocalist, instrumentalist and composer. She is well known as a new age musician and also as a children entertainer under the name of Miss Jenny. Her solo album Save The World peaked #4 on the Top 100 New Age/Ambient/World Radio/Internet Airwaves Chart and was the best new age album in 2009.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Cadence Spalding was born Jennifer Lynn Spalding in San Francisco to a father that read law at the University of California, Berkeley and a mother that had been a model. Although with this family background, she got many influences in music from her father, who was a choir director in his spare time, but notably from her grandmother, Jean Spalding (née Hargrove), a music teacher in northern California for over 30 years.[2]

Career[edit]

Spalding started her career singing as part of a college band called Jane His Wife from 1985 to 1987. They played for private parties and weddings.[2] She later got a Bachelor's degree in Art from the University of California, Davis and a Graduate Degree in Education from Saint Mary's College of California.[3] Apart from these studies, she has also got a California teaching credential in Music and Art Education.[3] Then Spalding moved to San Francisco where she worked as an agent to preschool teacher, an aerobics instructor and a waitress for a TV producer.[2] Afterwards she got a commercial music degree in Vocal Performance from the Musicians Institute, Hollywood.[2] As her father, Spalding has been a choir director at educational organizations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.[3] She was the owner of The Dance Garden, an arts school for children in San Francisco.[3] Her occupations have also included several charitable initiatives, including writing and performing music for Share Inc.[3]

Miss Jenny[edit]

With an educational background, Cadence Spalding has been a performer at many events for youngsters under the name of Miss Jenny,[3] a character she has been developing since she was 20 years old.[4] Miss Jenny main performances consist of music and art activities for parties and community festivals, hosted by a special Miss Jenny's character. Miss Jenny uses special costumes to portray different creatures and individuals.[3] Miss Jenny project can nowadays be watched on the local TV show The N.A.P.A. Show on Napa Valley TV, a community TV station based in Napa, California.[4]

Discography[edit]

She recorded Promises To Keep, her first solo album, as Jennifer Spalding. As Cadence Spalding she released Save The World, which peaked #4 on New Age Reporter's 2009 Top 100 Chart and is considered her first major work.[5]

Album Year Label Notes
Promises To Keep[6] 2006 Panartist Released as Jennifer Spalding.
A Star Is Born[7][8] 2007 Gemini Sun Records In collaboration with Mars Lasar.
Save The World[9] 2009 CreateSpace Includes a bonus DVD.
Holiday High[10] 2009 Sound Manipulations In collaboration with Mars Lasar.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cadence Spalding / Save The World Video. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Cadence Official Site – About Cadence Archived February 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on May 1, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Welcome to Miss Jenny Sings – Kids Party Entertainer Archived May 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on October 10, 2009.
  4. ^ a b newagemusic.nu – Interview with Cadence Spalding Archived August 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on April 30, 2010.
  5. ^ Top 100 New Age/Ambient/World Radio/Internet Airwaves Chart Archived August 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on May 1, 2010.
  6. ^ Promises To Keep | Jennifer Spalding Album|Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on May 2, 2010.
  7. ^ Amazon.com: A Star Is Born: Mars Lasar: Music. Retrieved on May 1, 2010.
  8. ^ Mars Lasar album collection: Christmas from Mars II – featuring Cadence Archived February 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on May 2, 2010.
  9. ^ Amazon.com: Save The World: Cadence Spalding: Music. Retrieved on May 1, 2010.
  10. ^ Amazon.com: Holiday High: Mars Lasar & Cadence Spalding: Music. Retrieved on May 1, 2010.

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