If I had to pick a best from the artists who came through my studio in 2009 it would be tough. There were so many talented ones and such a variety. But I think Jenna would certainly be among them with this performance of a song by Jason Robert Brown from his musical The Last Five Years.
To witness a young woman from the town, her career ahead of her, standing in the room a few feet away giving this performance, live, one take with an accompanist, nothing added bar a tad reverb, is quite something. It is for moments like this I continue to do this job.
performed: Jenna with Gordon Cree
recorded: CS & Brian Bellini (2009)