Vocal Artist & Band Leader

 

Crossover jazz-folk fusion artist Jean Lenke has been creating diverse live music for many years in the Philadelphia area and is now starting new adventures in Washington’s great northwest. As a performing artist, composer, lyricist, and bandleader she brings the joy of her parent’s music of the 1940’s together with the spirit of the Folk & Jazz-Rock Fusion soundtrack of her own youth in an eclectic mix ~ familiar, yet slightly off center, with haunting appeal.

 

Musically, Jean’s approach is free spirited and bold, crossing boundaries and mixing genres with a wild and creative hand. Artfully blending the magic of the past with the energy of the future Jean's delivery is transportive, melting hearts with her a crystal clear tone and sultry warmth.
 

“I started my musical career late in life, so there’s never been any time to waste! My love of music had always been there - I just needed to tap into my own voice. Over the past 10 years I’ve learned that it’s never too late to recreate yourself."

Jean Lenke's debut album, Restless!, due out in December 2019, is as diverse as Jean is and highlights her musical creativity brilliantly! Restless! includes covers & original material by Jean, Philadelphia songwriters James Soloman, Danie Ocean and Canadian David R. Miller. Fresh lyrics to classic instrumental standards and new interpretations of Joni Mitchel & Steely Dan favorites round out the project brilliantly! 

"Everything I know about music, I learned in Philadelphia. Philly tough me to sing, to write, and to fly free. When I realized I as moving west to Seattle, I knew I had to record my musical experiences before I left. Sometimes you just need to get off the couch and go for it! Whatever is pulling you forward, don’t settle. Give in to your own restlessness. Be brave! Just go for it and see where things land! You'll never regret it.” ~ Jean Lenke

 

Jean Lenke has performed on stage at many different venues & events...

Jazz Clubs

 

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

La Rose Jazz Club, Philadelphia, PA

SOUTH Jazz Kitchen, Philadelphia, PA

 

Listening Rooms, House Concerts & Private Salons

 

Andrea Clearfield's Salon, Philadelphia, PA

Jamey's House of Music, Landsdown, PA

Concord Country Club, West Chester, PA

Laurel Hill Cemetary, Philadephia, PA

Lemon Hill Mansion, Philadelphia, PA

The Living Room at 34 West, Ardmore, PA

Media Arts Council, Media, PA

Mitten Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

SteelStacks, Bethlehem, PA

The Philadelphia Racquet Club, Philadelphia, PA

War3hourse 3, Swarthmore, PA

The Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

 

Summer Concerts

 

The Pearl G. Thrasher Gardens, Quilcene, WA

Wawa America's Historical Block Party, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA

Live@Lunch at Dilworth Park, Capital Square, Philadelphia, PA

Springettsboro Arena Summer Concert Series, York, PA,

Summer Nights Music Series - Glenn Foerd on the DE, Philadelphia, PA

Campbell Square Park~Parks on Tap, Philadelphia, Concert Series

Friends of Glen Providence Park, Media, PA Summer Concert Series

Louis Kahn Park Summer Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA

Frankford CDC Summer Music Series, Philadelphia, PA

Cedar Park Jazz in the Park Series, Philadelphia, PA

Julian Abel Park - Music in the Mist Series, Philadelphia, PA

John West Park Summer Concert Series, Ocean View, DE

Friends of Gold Star Park Summer Music Series, Philadelphia, PA

Kahn Park Summer Music Series, Philadelphia, PA

Lewes Summer Concert Series - Stango Park, Lewes DE

Pells Park Summer Concert Series, Chesapeake City, MD

Palmyra Park Summer Concert Series, Palmyra NJ

Haverford Library Concert Series, Haverford, PA

Haverford Library Summer Music Series, Haverford, PA

Friday Night Jazz at the Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

 

Festivals, Marathons & Community Events

 

Dungeness Crab Festival, Dungeness, WA

Brandywine Strawberry Festival, Coatesville, PA

Christmas Village, Capital Square, Philadelphia, PA

Elkins Park Summer Festival, High School Park , Philadelphia, PA

Shad Fest, Lambertville, NJ Main Stage

Ladybug Festival, MiIlford, DE

NoLIbs Music Festival, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Marathons, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Veterans Parade, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Broad Street Run, Philadelphia, PA

Phoenixville Firebird Festival, Phoenixville, PA

The Rock n Roll Philly Half Marathons, Philadelphia

Swarthmore & Morton Community Days, Swarthmore, PA

Swedesboro Woolwich Day, Swedesboro, NJ

Under October Skies - An Outdoor Pop-Up Jazz-Jam Series, Lansdowne, PA 

Wish Upon a Food Truck Fest, Hershey Vineyards, PA 

Yachtstock RiverJam Music Festival, Harrah’s Stage, Essington, P

 

Vinyards / Wineries / Breweries & Bars


D'Vine Wines, Kingston, WA

Eleven Winery, Kingston, WA

Finn River Cidery, Chimacum, WA

Hama Hama Oysters, Lilliwop, WA

Maynard's Restaurant, Silverdale, WA

Paragon, Seattle, WA

Port Townsend Brewery, Port Townsend, WA

Sequim Elks, Sequim, WA
 

Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripploi, PA

Bowman’s Tavern, New Hope, PA

Cactus Grill, Pipersville, PA

C.R. Hummingbird to Mars, Wilmington, DE

Crooked Eye Brewery, Hatboro, PA

The Divine Lorrain Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Five Saints Distillery, Norristown, PA

Grain Craft Kitchen, Kennet Square, PA

Grain H2O, Bear DE

Jazz @ The Wyndham, Mt Laurel, NJ

John & Peter’s, New Hope, PA

King George Speakeasy, York, PA

Laurita Winery, New Egypt, NJ

Paris Bistro, Chestnut Hill, PA

Parx Casino, Bensalem, PA

Pepper's Italian Restaurant & Bar, King of Prussia, PA

Salem Oak Vineyards, Peddricktown, NJ

The Vineyards at Hershey, Hershey, PA 

The Reef Seafood & Steaks, Wilmington, DE

Tom & Jerry's, Folsom, PA

Village Wine Cellar, Skippack, PA

 

Military, Veterans & Biker's Events

 

Blue Comet MCC Music Festival, Skippak, PA

Lansdale Bike Night,  Lansdale, PA

Philadelphia Veterans Parade & Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Celebration, Fort Meade, MD

VFW 3460, Media, PA

VFW 106, West Chester, PA

VFW 845, Downingtown, PA

 

Guest Appearances & Other Projects:


DivaNation Philly

Jazz180

Just Roses

Kirk & Kompany

The Red Rose Combo

Warren Oree & The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

 

Houses of  Worship & Jazz Vespers

 

Lutheran Church of Holy Communion, Philadelphia, PA

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, Media, PA

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Germanton, Philadelphia, PA

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, Newark, DE

 

Jean performs regularly at houses of worship, bringing the transformative spirit and magic of great message music to the worship environment. Call us for more information about Sunday worship music, special concerts & Jazz Vespers.


 

 

 

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