Jenna Loren, a Northern BC based independent artist, has been rocking out on her guitar since age 13 when she strummed a poem to an Alanis song on her old Yamaha. Her music style was inspired by her Mother Michelle Prins and many influential female singers from Tracy Chapman to Jewel. Having grown up in Ontario, Jenna attended Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School's unique Integrated Arts Program with fellow Canadian musicians (such as Serena Ryder, Kelly McMichael, Brock Stonefish, Daniel Fortin, Benj Rowland, Caylie Staples, Jonah Cristall-Clarke, and Director Jared Raab). Since becoming active on TikTok in late February 2022, Jenna’s attracted over 6000 followers, and goes live often, especially during 'Saturday Sessions' where she co-hosts a live music train alongside New Zealand's Crystal Starr. Last summer Jenna was humbled to perform in the women's festival Wild Women Grow and the Moose FM Block Party. In 2022 her single "You Can't Give Up" was featured in CBC Music's Toyota Searchlight contest, where Jenna was interviewed by several radio stations.
Jenna has enjoyed recent performances such as Canada Day at Burleigh Falls Inn in Ontario, Bright Nights for the North Peace Cultural Centre and Moose FM, as well as Energetic County Fair's Rising Star competition at the Pub in Charlie Lake. She is also looking forward to being Stage Crew for the Bear Creek Folk Fest again this summer, featuring Sarah McLachlan and Blue Rodeo.
When Jenna was 18, she moved to the west coast, where she busked Victoria's inner harbour and street markets, and held a weekly spot at Bastion Square. Jenna’s performance venues ranged from Ocean Island Inn to the world renowned Butchart Gardens, and was an open mic regular at Darcy’s Pub and Felicita’s at UVic. Busking one day, a $20 bill was casually dropped into her case. It was from singer songwriter Kevin Woodward. He made Jenna a deal – that he’d help her record her first album if she vowed to pay-it-forward one day. That’s the story of how Jenna’s 2005 Overabundantly album came to fruition, and she fully intends on keeping her promise. Jenna’s discography continued with her 2011 EP “It's Perfect Timing,” recorded at Infinity Studios with producer Jason Cook, featuring lead guitarist Christian Down. It exerts a raw soulful quality, and many of its songs are environmentally inspired. Jenna's single You Can't Give Up was released to radio across Canada and chosen for the Rock'in the Peace Compilation and showcase at the North Peace Cultural Centre in 2012. With awesome reviews, she was asked to open for Juno award-winning Russell DeCarle at the Lido Theatre.
Jenna has performed on TV shows The New Canoe song writing episode with Kinnie Starr and Art Napoleon in 2007 and MYTV with Niska Napoleon in 2009. She’s played live on Victoria's CFUV Radio and Peterborough's Trent Radio, and has been aired on many stations from Moose FM to CBC Radio One All Points West. In May 2010, Jenna's "Andrew" song was included on Feed the Soul vol.2 Compilation, a food bank fundraiser organized by musicians. In fall of 2017, Jenna opened two sold out shows for the Twin Peaks (Lindsay Pratt & Naomi Shore) Aussie Tour Kickoff Show at Whole Wheat 'n Honey in Fort St John. In early 2018, she performed original songs and acted in the Vagina Monologues, a Women's Resource Society fundraiser. In April 2019, Jenna was a main headliner for the Women Song concert at the Lido Theatre.
As a talented songwriter with a hauntingly raspy voice, Jenna is bound to continue writing unforgettable songs and share them with the world as she endeavours to build her own recording studio to produce her own music and to one day help other musicians too ♡