June 22, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Music at the Frist: Singer Songwriter Barbara Jenice
Cafe ~ FREE
Influenced by her parents' love of music—The Isley Brothers, Anita Baker, Carla Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Blue Magic, Chaka Kahn, The Beatles, James Taylor—as well as the folk, rock and reggae she came to love as a teen, Barbara Jenice blends it all into a uniquely powerful and evocative easy listening groove.
Barbara's JazzEclecticFolk Project moves with her from Memphis to Nashville—an energetic fusion band of rotating artists. Individual personalities collaborate in genre-bending explorations—jazz meets folk, funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, and even gospel and country.
"Her voice, think the folk singer Tracy Chapman, wraps evocative lyrics in a velvet sound..." says Zack McMillan of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Through a lifetime of writing and performing music, Barbara Jenice shares an incredible journey of recovery through song. She continues to make headway in the music industry under the mentorship of legendary Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees David Porter and Carla "Gee Whiz " Thomas.
For more of Barbara's story and vision, "Art Heals," please visit the website of her non-profit: www.MemPhoenix.org.
Hear one of her latest songs, "Aviatrix."