From: NY, United States
Genre: Pop, Adult Contemporary, Rock
The daughter of an infantry officer and a mother who studied and performed opera, Jennie Walker was motivated by her mother’s passion for songwriting, singing, and performing; a passion which would become the driving force for Jennie's musical journey. They would write songs together while Jennie was a teen, setting the stage for this moment in the release of her album, “Night Flight to London."
Now a veteran performer, Jennie Walker builds a mosaic of life’s questions based on her experiences, evoking images of romance and passion. She has performed for international notables, including Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, in Mozambique, and the Rockefeller family. Jennie was born in a military hospital at Ft. Hood Texas and currently resides in New York City.
Co-writing with Tommy Faragher, Grammy Nominee and 12-time platinum selling producer with a internationally known body of work (GLEE, Taylor Dayne, Elvis Costello, Robbie Nevil, Keli Price, Brenda K Starr, OíJays, Hall and Oats, Eternal, Bardot), Jennie presents 12 wonderfully executed songs, which reveal her luxuriantly smooth voice and resonate in songs which are intrigues of power, foreboding and fatalistic journeys through love, relationships, and the highs and lows of life.
Jennie released her much anticipated album titled NIght Flight to London on October 3, 2011, after winning the 2011 British Airways Face of Opportunity Contest for her marketing pitch around her album. British Airways is supporting her album release with six months of inflight audio placement within their system, starting August 2011 and lasting through January 2012.
When not in the studio, Jennie is active in the music industry and in non-profit and charity fundraising endeavors, in addition to her workload as an actor and voice-over artist. She is a member of the prestigious Artists Against Hunger & Poverty Program of WHY (World Hunger Year), and has made a personal pledge to ensure all of her music performances and music business activities have a charitable component, which allows her to give back to the community.
Her advocacy efforts have seen her commit her seemingly unlimited energy as a staff member of organizations like The Carter Center in Atlanta, founded by former President Jimmy Carter, The Synergos Institute, founded by David Rockefellerís daughter Peggy Dulany, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Maintaining her commitment to be an advocate for important societal issues, Jennie will be donating a percentage of the proceeds of her album to WHYHunger?, The Carter Center, Columbus State University, the Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet, and The Synergos Institute.
Jennie Walker is set to release her debut album of 12 soulfully personal songs on October 4, 2010, which will have physical distribution in the UK through Universal Music Group and be distributed digitally by The Orchard.