“I am passionate about art in all of it’s forms and providing a platform for artists to showcase their talents. I have made it my mission to cultivate creativity and to provide more places for it to thrive.” –Jennifer Lee Snowden
Jennifer Lee Snowden grew up in the small town of Spring Lake, Michigan where her love of music was fostered by 2 music teachers; her mother and grandmother. At the age of 5 she began holding choir practice in her grandmother’s coat closet and singing for anyone who would listen.
Then at the age of 8 Jennifer received her first cassette tape, Gloria Estefan’s “Cuts Both Ways” and immediately knew that she wanted to be a recording artist and have an album of her own one day. Jennifer’s mother and grandmother quickly realized her ear for music and promptly enrolled her in piano lessons. From that point forward Jennifer began singing and playing piano for church, weddings, talent shows, and school musicals.
After high school, Jennifer attended Northwestern University where she studied theater and continued her music training. During her freshman year, she was devastated to learn that a high school friend had committed suicide. It was a deeply tragic loss for everyone in her community. Unsure of how to express her anger and sadness, she sat down at her piano and began to play. Words and music poured from her heart and for the first time Jennifer discovered that she could write. “Eternal Wire”, from her debut album In My Own Company, was her first song and is a haunting tale of a young man who lost hope, the family that he left behind, and the struggle to find faith after tragedy.
Jennifer Lee Snowden is living in New York City and recently performed solo at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She plays at many of New York’s top music venues and hotels and also performs Jazz and R&B classics for charity events, weddings and corporate events. She has opened for Norah Jones’s band Puss N Boots and has performed from New York to France, Italy, Australia and Fiji. She is working on a new EP and continues to nurture her love of music and creativity.