Jenny O.

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Jenny O.
Background information
Birth nameJennifer Ognibene
BornLong Island, New York, United States
LabelsMama Bird Recording Co., Holy Trinity Records
Manimal Records

Jennifer 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.[1] She studied Jazz at State University of New York at New Paltz and Composition at State University of New York at Purchase Conservatory of Music.[2]


2010–2012: Home EP[edit]

In 2010, Jenny O. released a five-song EP of demo recordings titled Home.[3] The first single, "Well OK Honey," appeared in the real-guitar-based video game Rocksmith,[4] HBO's True Blood,[5] and a television campaign by Toyota.[6] In the same year, "Won't Let You Leave" was licensed by Subaru in a television campaign.[7]

Jenny was a member of the LA Ladies Choir, who released one album, "Sing Joyfully" on Teenage Teardrops Records in 2010.[8]

2013–2015: Automechanic and Holy Trinity Records[edit]

On February 5, 2013, Jenny O. released a full-length album, Automechanic on her own label, Holy Trinity Records.[9] The album was produced by Jonathan Wilson in Echo Park, Los Angeles and features James Gadson on drums.[10]

2016: Work EP[edit]

On October 7, 2016, Jenny O. released a second EP of demo recordings, titled Work.[11] The first single, "Cheer Up Free Your Mind," was re-recorded in Simlish for The Sims 4 video game. "Case Study B" plays in Episode 605 of Orange Is The New Black.[5]

2017–2019: Peace and Information[edit]

Peace & Information, Jenny O.’s second full-length album, was produced by Jonathan Wilson and released August 4, 2017 on Holy Trinity Records.[12] The song "Trauma Jules" was licensed by the U.S. television series Shameless. "Power & Charm" appears in Riverdale.[5]

2020: New Truth[edit]

Jenny O.'s third full-length album, produced by Kevin Ratterman, was released August 7, 2020 on Mama Bird Recording Co.[13]


Television and film[edit]

On December 12, 2013, Jenny O. appeared with her band, Jenny O. & the High Society, on Last Call with Carson Daly, performing "Seashells" and "Automechanic."[17] They appeared again on the show March 13, 2014 to perform "Lazy Jane" and "Learned My Lessons."[18]

Jenny O. recorded a version of "Lucky" by songwriter Kat Edmonson for a Coca-Cola television campaign which aired during the 2014 Winter Olympics.[19]

In 2014, she performed the theme song for the ABC television series Selfie.[20]

Background Vocals[edit]

Jenny O. provided vocals on the following recordings:


In 2011, Jenny O. toured the U.S. West Coast with Ben Harper, Leon Russell, and Father John Misty.[23][24][25] In 2013, she completed a U.S. and European tour with Sixto Rodriguez.[26] She has subsequently toured with The Proclaimers,[27] Rodrigo Amarante,[28] Rhett Miller,[29] Dar Williams,[30] Joe Purdy,[31] Robert Ellis,[32] The Wild Reeds,[27] Radical Face,[33] and Faye Webster.[34] Jenny O. has also opened for Tegan and Sara,[35] Wanda Jackson,[36] and Adam Green.[37]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reyan, Ali. "Singer-Songwriter Jenny O. Puts a Lifetime Spent Around Music to Work". Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Purchase College Benefit Concert for Hurricane Victims," Jenny O. among featured alumni performers, September 9, 2005
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Rocksmith releases more of its song list, featuring Radiohead, Soundgarden". Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c [2]
  6. ^ "Music by Jenny O". TuneFind. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ Darling, Nikki. "Sisters With Voices: The L.A. Ladies Choir". Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  9. ^ [4]
  10. ^ "Automechanic – Jenny O. | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  11. ^ "Debut: Jenny O., Work, Impose magazine, October 7, 2016
  12. ^ [5]
  13. ^ [6]
  14. ^ Jardin, Xeni. "Jenny O: "Happiest Days Of Our Lives/Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2" (Pink Floyd)". Boing Boing. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Fraggle Rock – Dream a Dream and See". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  16. ^ Royal Potato Family release information
  17. ^ "Last Call With Carson Daly". Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  18. ^ "Last Call With Carson Daly -Season 12". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  19. ^ [7]
  20. ^ "Selfie: A Little Yelp From My Friends". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  21. ^ "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* – Hummingbird". Discogs. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  22. ^ "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* – Haggard Harper Bonnie". Discgos. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  23. ^ ["Jenny O. Announces West Coast Dates with Leon Russell and Ben Harper". Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  24. ^ "Jenny O. Signs Co-Publishing Deal with SONGS Music Publishing!". Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  25. ^ Skidmore, Stephanie. "Show Review: Father John Misty, Jenny O. at The Independent, 9/26/12". Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  26. ^ "Jenny O. to Join Rodriguez on U.S. Tour" Archived March 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ a b [8]
  28. ^ [9]
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  30. ^ [10]
  31. ^ [11]
  32. ^ [12]
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  34. ^ [14]
  35. ^ [15]
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  37. ^ [17]

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