Jennifer Wright holds two degrees in classical piano performance (BM, Hartt School of Music, Connecticut; MM, Trinity College of Music, London, England) and studied for two years at the Stuttgart Music Conservatory in Germany. Further studies and obsessions include the harpsichord, toy piano, jazz, piano pedagogy, theater, voice, composition, history and art. These combine with her passion for teaching (together with a healthy enthusiasm for general over-the-topness) such that she spends her days continuously devising a diverse range of adventurous performance, educational and outreach projects. Her tastes in performance, research and composition range from the Renaissance to the avant-garde and embrace her penchants for storytelling, creative collaboration and performing in period costume (or any type of costume, really).
Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors of Cascadia Composers (chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA) and is the State Chair of the Oregon Music Teachers Association (OMTA) “Student Composition Celebration” Festival. She has presented numerous solo and chamber performances, master classes, and workshops in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Jennifer lives with her husband Matias and cats Milo and Kipper in Portland, Oregon, where she intends to keep stirring things up for some time.
Crazy Jane Inner Nature, 2014
Crazy Jane Misbehaves, 2013
Crazy Jane Collaborates, 2012