Jenny O.

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Jenny O.
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Background information
Birth nameJennifer Ognibene
BornLong Island, New York, United States
GenresRock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
LabelsMama Bird Recording Co., Holy Trinity Records
Manimal Records
Websitejennyo.com

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]

Career[edit]

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]

Singles/Compilations[edit]

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:

Touring[edit]

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]

References[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". videogamewriters.com. 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]
  29. ^ https://www.evensi.us/amp/rhett-miller-jenny-pico-union-project-march-14-2019/294096427
  30. ^ [10]
  31. ^ [11]
  32. ^ [12]
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  34. ^ [14]
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