As the former co-founder of award-winning music company and choir Sense of Sound Singers, Jennifer has been at the forefront of choir development in the UK for 30 years. Her passion for working with diverse communities to give people a chance to have their voices heard, has resulted in many innovative and inspiring large scale choir projects and collaborations. Her current company, JJM is committed to providing accessible music training and artistic development for all.
Jennifer’s extensive experience as a singer, performer and recording artist means that she has a deeper understanding of the needs of her students. Her up-to-date training knowledge, professionalism and fun approach to teaching brings out the best in her students and ensembles.
Despite being together as a choir for years, Follow Me is the first song Jennifer and Sense of Sound Singers recorded together. We teamed up with Duo-Tone to make this modern reworking of the classic disco-house tune by Aly-Us.
PARR STREET STUDIOS
Netball World Cup 2019
I was asked to be Lady Liverpool during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Vitality Netball World Cup. I sang some iconic Liverpool songs, supported by a 250-strong choir made up of Sense of Sound Singers, Liverpool Signing Choir, Pop Vox and Voice to Voice.
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Cream Classical in the Park
I have been the Vocal Manager and Facilitator for Cream Classical in Liverpool’s iconic Anglican Cathedral for several years now, managing the lead vocalists and the choir (Sense of Sound Singers). For the first time this year, Cream Classical had a summer edition for 20,000 people in Sefton Park.
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Friday 19th July 2019
Take That & Lulu
Sense of Sound Singers, under Jennifer John’s musical direction, sang with Take That at Anfield Stadium for their Greatest Hits Live 2019 Tour.
Thursday 6th June 2019
The Voice UK
Jennifer John is part of the team of vocal coaches on ITV’s The Voice: “It enables me to empower those who audition to improve their vocal and performance skills whether they are successful within the show or not. The duty of care behind the scenes is really respectful and nurturing."
100 Women’s Voices
Musical Director for 100 Women’s Voices, community choir project in partnership with Blackburne House.
As part of Vote 100 in recognition of 100 years since some women won the right to vote, JJM and Blackburne House engaged with a wide range of individual women, women’s organisations, charities and choirs across Merseyside to form a 100 strong choir as our tribute and respect to those who fought to have their voices heard.
ST GEORGE’S HALL, LIVERPOOL
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Nile Rodgers and Chic
Sense of Sound Singers, under Jennifer John’s musical direction, opened for Nile Rodgers and Chic at the Liverpool Echo Arena as part of Liverpool Music Week 2017.
LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
Thursday 26th October 2017
Meltdown Festival 2013, curated by Yoko Ono
Sense of Sound Singers was the choir of choice when Yoko Ono curated the Meltdown Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Sense of Sound Singers performed with Sean Lennon, Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, Lene Lovich, Peaches.
THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON
Guinness Book of Records
Musical Director on the Guinness Book of Records achievement for the most number of people (1631) singing Love Me Do (The Beatles) in a round.
”The people of Liverpool smashed a Guinness World Record and in doing so celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ in unique style. Instigated by the city’s award-winning Beatles Story attraction with the support of Liverpool City and the Albert Dock, 1631 people sang their hearts out on a cold October morning smashing the previous record.”
LIVERPOOL PIER HEAD
Friday 5th October 2012
Damon Albarn’s opera
Music Manager for Damon Albarn’s (Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad and The Queen) opera Monkey: Journey To The West for Manchester International Festival 28 June – 15th July 2007.
THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET, PARIS
26 September - 13 October 2007
Pioneer of the Nation
Recipient of Pioneer of the Nation award from Her Majesty the Queen in acknowledgement for her contribution to community choir development on Merseyside.
Monday 13th October 2003