Jennah Bell is an Oakland-grown singer/songwriter whose ravenous musical curiosities inspired her own creative wonderland; her quirky songwriting and undefinable genre is a direct product of her proud Bay Area roots. As the architect of all aspects of her musical endeavours Jennah pulls from a colorful palette of Folk, Soul, R&B, Hip‐Hop, and Bluegrass.
In 2005, while still in high school, Jennah auditioned for a summer program hosted by the Grammy Foundation, where Jimmy Jam, Paul Williams, and David Foster got a taste of her unorthodox writing style. This experience was the catalyst of her studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where she immersed herself in a community of artists, and ultimately became refined and inspired by her peers and professors.
In 2011, Jennah released her first self-produced EP, the experimental Early Bird, and left Boston for New York City, where she’s been warmly welcomed into NYC’s renowned music scene. In 2012, she performed The 2012 BET Awards and released a 3-piece band session, Live at Mother which was profiled on Okayplayer.com. In 2013 Jennah played SXSW, The Roots Picnic, Blue Note Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and CMJ music festival. Bell is currently recording her next album.
Haunting as the blues, gritty as rap verse, and enchanting as only folk can be, Jennah Bell is the sum of music’s best parts.