Originally from the small, upstate New York town of Ghent, where values are a way of life, Jennifer Zarine grew up grounded with a passion for hard work and dedication.
Following her passion for music, she performed her way through most of the Capital Region, achieving a BM in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music along the way.
Her journey took her to New York City, where she focused her energies in musical theater and graduated from the famed Circle in the Square Theater School. Always playful and quirky, Jennifer's voice expressed her depth, her openness and her warmth. This talent and drive was harnessed by her vocal teacher at Circle, who inspired her to pursue jazz.
The combination of her formal vocal and theater training is why Jennifer’s live and recorded performances are exciting and entertaining. Her ability to deliver each song with vivid interpretation and conviction is due to all the training in the multi-disciplined performance backgrounds. A true entertainer is more than just a vocalist and Jennifer offers a vintage authenticity to each selection.
“Jennifer Zarine is all class with a touch of sassy vixen and a pinch of country
-Susan Frances, Associated Content from Yahoo
“Jennifer Zarines vocals are playful, sexy and funny but always sincere.”
-William Sostre, JazzTimes
“So many sound so alike in this genre