Born: February 16, 1987 Primary Instrument: Piano
Music is the vehicle that’s been driving Jenna McSwain’s whole life. It picked her up before she could even talk and drove her at the age of four to get out from behind the pew of her Charleston church and share her songs with the congregation. It drove her to lead her three sisters to perform spirituals throughout the South Carolina lowcountry and to study hard. By the time she was attending high school at the Charleston County School of the Arts, she was playing piano and singing professionally in esteemed Charleston music venues. And the music kept driving – a trusty, yet relentless old carriage with a strong engine and faulty brakes. Jenna was certain that if she took the wheel, through music, she would find her path to a meaningful life....
As with her confident vocals, Jenna's piano reveals a player whose approach to the keyboard has a surety of movement, a definite purpose and place for each note struck...she delivers solid, clear, confident notes like those expected of an accomplished player twenty years her senior. -Andy Burke, co-founder of VIP Productions and author of West Indigo Blues and Three Brothers
“Jenna is a natural talent with a captivating on-stage presence. In both her voice and piano, she has a technical mastery and expression that blend to create satisfying, emotion-filled experiences for a range of audiences. -Robert Percival, Owner, Blue Martini Jazz Club