Artist Details

Jenna Andrews

biography

On her forthcoming Island Records/ 21 Music debut, Canadian born singer/song writer, Jenna Andrews weaves a deep tapestry of emotion, personal growth and introspection in her debut EP. She imbues everything from pop to soul with poignant lyrics, suggesting a strength and wisdom beyond her years. "I know everybody's gone through pain," Jenna confides. "I talk to the little girl in me or other young women that are dealing with similar things, to remind them that your dreams can come true if you have hope."

Relying on that very hope, Jenna left home after just six months of college, determined to make a name for herself in Vancouver. The going was rough; some nights she couldn't afford to fill her gas tank, preventing her from getting to work. So she would spend those car- bound nights learning the guitar and writing songs; how ironic 7 month later she would be in the office of Chris Smith Management (Nelly Furtado, Tamia, Fefe Dobson, 21 Music) shortly thereafter Chris, introduced Jenna Andrew to IDJ executives. Her moving performance garnered her a deal within 24 hours. That said, the more you learn about Jenna Andrews, the less surprised you become to hear of unwavering determination.

Music, particularly jazz and R&B, was her mother's passion. She would take Jenna on long drives and introduce her to great vocalists like Donnie Hathaway and legendary singer/ songwriters such as Carly Simon and Carole King. As a young girl, Jenna connected with the music of her mother's generation more than the music of her own peers. "Melody can make you feel any given emotion—happy, sad, angry," she explains. "But lyrics are hugely important because when you attach amazing lyrics to the melody, it synchs. A great song resonates like nothing else in the world."