'There is no one like Jenn Hartmann on the scene or anywhere. She blends folk-rock with Broadway, cabaret, and comedy. When someone can pull this off who also sings great, and succeeds on all levels mentioned above, look out!' -Gabriel Levitt, Jezebel Music ***Coming out of the great Southwest, Arizona native Jenn Hartmann is proud to bring you her unique blend of theatrical folk- rock. As Gabriel Levitt proclaims: There is no one like Jenn Hartmann ANYWHERE! Her second solo album: Silly Urban Girl, is now available! Silly Urban Girl is a wild ride through love and life co-existing in New York City. In 2002 Jenn packed her whole world into a Uhaul truck and moved across country to New York. She had no job, no apartment, no money, but she had her first album, I Admit, in her hands and the music began to flourish! After being in the city 3 months, she was accepted into the BMI Professional Songwriters workshop where she met some of her closest New York City rocker chums. (Namely songwriters Christiane Szabo, Ian Jeffreys, and Jenny Bruce.) Her first live show at CBGBs 313 Gallery shortly followed the workshop and after that night she was seen all over the city; The C Note, Pianos, Laila Lounge, Sidewalk Cafe, Finally Freds, Bar 169, and the Duplex, just to name a few! The music is a whirlwind of honest folk and passionate rock, topped with a whole lot of Broadway theatricality. Her voice will blow your mind and her songs will stay in your head and heart for days. She credits Ani Difranco, Pat Benatar, and Madonna as primary influences in creating her own musical style. She earned her degree in theatre performance from Arizona State University, and it is clear when you see this rising star that she gives dramatic flair to every performance. Jenn Hartmann guarantees an incredible show. Her set is truly one of raw, naked emotion. Jenn's work has been featured on two short films: 'Heart-Sister' directed by Darby Sue Winterhalter Lofstrand, which was shown at the NY Independent International Film Festival and 'October Tenth' directed by Shawna L. Begay, for which she received Best Original Score at the 22nd Annual SCC Film Festival, she has appeared on Good Morning Arizona, Today Arizona, was called an 'aspiring rock star with unlimited possibility,' by the State Press Magazine, and the Mesa Tribune Get Out exclaimed 'With such an impressive first album under her belt, we can only hope the music biz has room for Hartmann.' For years Jenn has had the crazy desire to combine her love of the theatre with her passion for acoustic folk-rock and on that path she found a mentor in Erv Raible; the Godfather of Cabaret in New York City. Cabaret was never an avenue she had contemplated up till then, but subsequently, Jenn and Erv created her first solo cabaret show: Jenn Hartmann, Not a Chorus Girl. The show opened in the summer of 2005 to rave reviews and Jenn plans to tour with the show at some point. The goal now will be to keep recording rock albums, but to also create solo theatrical shows that are unique and unlike anything most cabaret audiences have ever seen before. Who says rock & roll isn't allowed on the theatre stage? Jenn is not your average chorus girl, no... she is so much more! Jenn Hartmann has found herself back on the west coast, but this time she has landed in Hollywood. With her newest album complete and the love of her life cheering her on, she has a strong desire to conquer the live performance world with her fusion of theatre and folk-rock. Jenn Hartmann is on fire - look out! *********REVIEWS********** 'A fierce debut! Hartmann is a confident newcomer who has an exceptional set of brassy pipes that produce a powerful, clarion sound reminiscent of Patti LuPone. She has the goods to make waves once the word gets out. Not only can she sing, she can interpret.' JOHN HOGLUND - BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE ***'This vocal powerhouse writes about real-life drama with humor and insight about love, lust, and hope, cleverly shaping the lyrics to the flow of catchy melodies. Jenn basically kicks ass in a rock theater style.' GABE - THE LAILA LOUNGE ***'Hartmann is an aspiring rock star with unlimited possibility,' STATE PRESS MAGAZINE ***'With such an impressive first album under her belt, we can only hope the music biz has room for Hartmann. GET OUT, MESA TRIBUNE ***'One truth is obvious: Hartmann has a three-dimensional dramatic personality with an expressive voice to match. She may be a cabaret novice, but she handles her songs with a competence that belies her inexperience' PETER LEVEY - CABARET SCENES.
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