Performance & Recording Artist
Dubbed "Golden Voice" and "West Coast Cool" Mary Jenson's soulful voice takes you on a journey through original music and masterfully reinvented jazz and contemporary covers.
Funky, dreamy, full of rhythmic melodies, Mary Jenson and the Music BEYOND is a fusion of Jazz, World and Popular Music.
Mary Jenson released her second album in January 2011 at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland. BEYOND was inspired by the dream state, a human condition of vulnerability and wonder. This collection of originals, contemporary covers and beautiful Jazz standards is featured in Mary’s live performances.
Born on an Air Force base in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mary Jenson is the 6th of 8 children. Her childhood as a military brat was a nomadic one, moving from Mississippi to California, Germany, Georgia, and then back again to California by the time she was 9 years old.
Classically trained but with a great love of jazz and contemporary music, Mary spent time on the Left Coast of California as a small market radio disc jockey, developing a love of music crossing genres and perspectives.
Her 2009 debut CD Close Your Eyes was a reflection of that broad perspective and earned her reviews that acknowledged her wide range.
Mary’s current projects include BEYOND STANDARD JAZZ, which she describes as a portal for music that defies genre, and ARTsongs, a collection of exquisitely beautiful melodies.