Jen Chapin

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Jennifer "Jen" Chapin
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Chapin at the Dix Hills Center for the Performings Arts, Long Island, August 4, 2007
Background information
Born (1971-03-21) 21 March 1971 (age 47)
Rockville Centre, New York, U.S.
Genres Progressive jazz, folk rock, progressive rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals
Labels Hybrid, Purple Chair

Jennifer Chapin is an American singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of the singer-songwriter Harry Chapin and Sandra Chapin. She serves on the board of directors of WhyHunger, a grassroots support organization founded by her father and the current[when?] executive director Bill Ayres. She has been compared at times with Laura Nyro, Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette.[1]

Chapin's website describes her music as "jazz tinged urban folk soul...incorporating the funk, soul and improvisation of the city".[2]

She studied at Brown University and the Berklee College of Music. She is also the sixth cousin of country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter.


  • 2000 Live at the Bitter End (Purple Chair Music)
  • 2002 Open Wide (Purple Chair Music)
  • 2004 Linger (Hybrid Recordings)
  • 2006 Ready (Hybrid Recordings)
  • 2008 Light of Mine (Purple Chair Music)
  • 2009 ReVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder (Chesky)
  • 2013 Reckoning (Purple Chair Music)


  1. ^ Metzger, John (March 2004). "Jen Chapin, Linger". The Music Box. 11 (3). Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jen Chapin". Jen Chapin Official Website. 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 

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