Jennifer Hanson 

JENNIFER HANSON BIOGRAPHY

The youngest of seven children, Jennifer learned to love 30's and 40's era standards at her father Bill's knee. In order to get just a little attention ...in the midst of all those kids, she began singing them for anyone who would listen around 1972, and then after her short, but throat blistering career in rock ’n’ roll, actually got paid to sing the really good stuff around 1993.


Jennifer's reputation for great vocal chops and notoriety for countless public appearances singing national anthems at NHL games, and touring the country with her band, began to attract the attention of a new audience among jazz fans.


Her torchy, seductive vocal style is among the finest in the current generation of jazz singers, while her stage presence is that of the classic generation of singers like Rosemary Clooney, Julie London and Vera Lynn. She's definitely not just another voice in the crowd.


Jennifer's repertoire runs the gamut from the jazz standard songbook and torchy heartbreakers, to a large selection of well loved World War II songs. Jennifer is one of the few singers in the Southeast who sings extensively in French and also in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. She also knows the anthems of at least 10 countries, just in case. Jennifer can also light the place up with Motown, Blues, Country and Pop tunes.


Her first CD, "Something Cool", won a 1999 Prairie Music Award (Canada) for best jazz recording.


“how the night people pray,” Jennifer's most recent CD, was written by composer, musician and producer Graham Shaw, one of Canada’s great artistic treasures. Their critically acclaimed collaboration brings together beautifully crafted songs, wonderful musicianship and heartfelt singing that brings the stories to life.

POP/ROCK

Loveshack- B52’s

Holiday- Madonna

Proud Mary- Tina Turner

Wild Wild West- Escape Club

The Look- Roxette

Breakaway- Big Pig

Heaven is a Place on Earth- Belinda Carlisle

Groove is in the Heart- Deee-lite

Let’s Dance- David Bowie

Kiss-Prince

Wild One- Iggy Pop

Walkin on Sunshine- Katrina and the Waves

Papa was a Rollin Stone- Temptations

Faith- George Michael

Respect- Aretha Franklin

Chain of Fools- Aretha Franklin

Long Cool Woman- Robert Plant

When a Man Loves a Woman

Love Hurts- Nazareth

Lights- Journey

I’d Rather Go Blind- Etta James

Leave Your Hat On- Etta James

 

 

 

Rock

Heartbreaker- Pat Benetar

All Fired Up- Pat Benetar

Separate Ways - Journey

Don’t Stop Believin -Journey

Anyway You Want it- Journey

Rock n Roll - Zepellin

Green Eyed Lady- Sugar Loaf

You Shook Me All Night Long- ACDC

Kiss Me Deadly- Lita Ford

I Was Made for Lovin You-  KISS

Livin on a Prayer- Bon Jovi

Hollywood- Streetheart

Workin for the Weekend- Loverboy

Hate Myself for Lovin You- Joan Jett

Paint it Black- Rolling Stones

Jumpin Jack Flash- Stones

Purple Haze- Jimmy Hendrix

Barracuda- Heart

God is a Bullet- Concrete Blonde

Sweet Child of Mine- Guns n Roses

Mony Mony- Billy Idol

Walk This Way- Aerosmith

God Part 2- U2

One Way or Another- Blondie