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Jenna Jaffe

Jenna Emilie Jaffe was born in Philadelphia to a family of artists, musicians, writers, scientists, and other interesting people of Ashkenazi descent. At the age of 12 she moved to Los Angeles County where she continued school and studied drama, singing, and began to compose music on the piano. At age 17 she moved to Santa Barbara to further her education exploring many areas of interest. She was accepted into UC Berkeley for both the Rhetoric and Linguistics Program but decided to pursue music and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelors of Music Degree in Vocal Performance with Honors. She was very active with the university locally and regionally, performing jazz, gospel, opera, and middle eastern music. Though accepted into two Masters of Music Programs in Third Stream Studies and Classical Voice at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Jenna remained in Santa Barbara to focus on starting a family, teaching voice and piano in her private music studio, and performing regularly.

She now resides in Asheville, North Carolina continuing to perform, teach music, create art, as well as teach ESL at Asheville Buncombe Community College. Her other work passions include trans/gender vocal and life coaching, peer counseling, phonetic and drama coaching, and applying spiritual therapies in her trades. In addition to serving others, Jenna is dedicated to creating art within several disciplines including: multimedia, photography, jewelry, dance, and more. You can see and hear Jenna performing in the Asheville area. In her spare time, she is an aspiring herbalist.