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Jennifer Bloomer has been performing her own heartfelt songs for over 20 years. Her music is a blending of pop, jazz, contemporary folk and classical with soulful melodies and themes.

Growing up in the California Bay Area in a family of classical composers and jazz musicians, Jennifer was heavily influenced by both genres of music. She began writing music at the age of seven, and began performing her pieces at various venues by age ten. Her early tunes were thoughtful and reflective, with a classical sound. At age 16 Jennifer wrote her  classical solo piano piece, "Andante De Amor", which she features on her debut album, "Ebb & Flow", and which she performed live the year she wrote it at a composer's concert at Stanford University.

While in high school and college, Jennifer was very involved in singing for
 a jazz band, ensemble groups, as well as singing and acting in theatrical musical productions. For the next ten years after college her songs began to take on a more jazz/pop feel, which she refers to as her "jazz years", although a classical-sounding piece would come through now and then, such as "Green Forest", written at age 20. By age 21 Jennifer began recording some of her tunes, gaining her initial experience in the recording studio.

In 1987, Jennifer joined the Northern California Songwriters Association and began performing regularly at open mics throughout the south Bay Area. She won first place in an open mic competition in 1991 for "Best Performer" while playing her feisty Latin jazz piece, "This Man From Chile". She also began playing her tunes at festivals, bookstores, and coffee houses.

 
JENNIFER BLOOMER: Spiritual Music


In 1992 Jennifer completed her first substantial recording project: a 
six song recording of her then recent jazz/pop tunes, entitled "Sitting Pretty". She continued performing at open mics, weddings, and coffee houses; then in 1995 produced her second recording on cassette entitled "The Power".

By this time, with two small children under the age of five, Jennifer 
decided to give performing a rest and just focus on being a full time 
mom. Out of this time of "rest" began her spiritual awakening, which led ultimately to the creation of a whole new wealth of songs, all of a spiritual nature. These new songs contain some of the jazz 
undertones and contemporary folk as well some a more classical feeling, reflecting 
Jennifer's earliest influences. She began performing her new spiritual 
tunes regularly at New Thought churches as well as other spiritual 
gatherings throughout Santa Cruz County where she was then living.

In 1999 Jennifer began working with producer/mentor Paul Wagner on her debut album, "Ebb & Flow". The needs of this project led her to return to school to study music theory and composition for one year to gain the appropriate skills to arrange her solo piano pieces for other musicians on her album, including oboe, cello, trumpet, and tin Celtic low whistle, performed by David Brewer. While working on the album she performed in several 
full-length house concerts, songwriter's showcases, as well as many churches.During this time she also formed an early music vocal ensemble, which performed for several years. She began teaching her unique method of voice lessons in 2004.

She currently lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband and two teen daughters. Jennifer completed her second album, entitled "Soul's Expression", as well she is writing a musical theatrical production inspired by the wisdom in nature.

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JENNIFER BLOOMER: Located in Santa Cruz, California: Jennifer Bloomer is a voice lesson instructor and Singer/Songwriter of heartfelt music that blends jazz, pop, contemporary folk, classical, and spiritual music.  Jennifer is available for voice lessons, songwriting coaching, and performing at festivals, weddings, baptisms, coming-of-age ceremonies, memorial services, environmental conferences, spiritual gatherings, rituals, and church performances.
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