JEN WILSON ~
Sacred Singer, music and soundscape producer, DJ
JenJen has been singing, dancing and making music for decades, gigging around the world and back again. Music was her first love …
LIVE GIGS AND WORKSHOPS
Jen Wilson has held Crystal Singing bowl and Soul Voice workshops across England, at UK festivals Buddhafield, Sunrise, Shambala, Raw Fest, Beautiful Days, Into the Wild, Glastonbury, Wilderness and more, and at festivals in USA.
Singing live with her ethereal soundscapes and ecstatic dance sets, she has performed across UK, Europe, Bali, USA, San Francisco, LA, Burning Man, and at Mystic Island Festival and Raw Spirit Festival in Maui, Hawaii.
EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
MSc Professional Development
Sound, Music and Frequencies for Healing and Altered States
Research Protocol of the Therapeutic Properties and Benefits of Sound on the Physiological and Psychological Bodies
Music Therapy for Challenged Adolescents
Music for Film
Therapeutic Effects of Singing & Toning upon Water+the Body
University of the West of England, Bristol – 2013-2015
BA(Hons) Music Production
University of Plymouth and DBS, Bristol – 2015-2016
Underwater Acoustics and Marine Mammal Monitoring
Seiche Ltd., National Physical Laboratory, London 2009
Dolphin Assisted Therapy Internship
Studying dolphin therapy, sonar communication and the beneficial effects of dolphin sonar for specific injuries and ailments in humans, particularly children with learning disabilities
Water Planet, Florida – 2010
Addicted to Dolphins
Paper published in International Dolphin Watch magazine (Horace Dobbs)- 2011 –
LINK to article HERE P16
PTLLS – Music Educator Diploma
Designed and Delivered Professional Singing Course based on the Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice
Access to Music, Bristol, UK – Sept 2008 – June 2009
VibroSonics (Science of Voice Healing) & Human BioAcoustics, Vibrational Medicine
Centre for NeuroAcoustic Research, California Board of Behavourial Sciences, San Diego, 2007
Sound Healing Conference
Santa Fe, Arizona – 2006
Sing-Up Area Leader Training
Youth Music, London – December 2009
Singing and the Actor Training ~ Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice
Vocal Process, London – March 2006
Intensive Singing Course
Sally Rivers, Nottingham, UK – 2006
Higher National Diploma – Multimedia
Wiltshire College, SW England – 2000-2002
Designed and delivered Open College Network Diploma
Banes Adult and Community Education, SW England – 2001
City and Guilds Sound Engineering
City of Westminster College, London – 1997-1998
Bath University, SW England – 1994 -1995
Professional Singing lessons
City of Westminster College and Bristol Voice school – 1996
Sound Therapy, Kinesiology and Tuning Fork Therapy
Institute of Cyberkinetics, London – 1994
Spiritual Development and Trance Mediumship
Deep Soul Connection with Chung Fu, Ascended Master, studying psychic and spiritual development, and trance mediumship, Glastonbury, UK 2006 -2020
LomiLomi Massage and Lymph Drainage Massage
Maui Academy of Healing Arts, Hawaii – 2011
ITEC Dip Holistic Massage & Anatomy and Physiology
ACM, Accredited Massage Courses, London – 2009
MUSIC CAREER MILESTONES
2020: Solstice Produced Crystal Ancestors, soundscape video of crystal singing bowls, whalesong and jenjens etheric vocals for a piece for Awoken TV featuring One Giant Leap and Kaypacha.
2020: Produced Communion, Sound Healing album, incorporating crystal bowls, etheric voices, harmonic frequencies, 432Hz, 396Hz and 528Hz, whalesong and dolphins, to raise awareness of the plight of our beautiful guardians of our oceans whilst bringing the healing powers of sound to many.
2019: Article in iNews – Women who refuse to be written out of rave (see https://jenjen.co.uk)
2018: Article in Mixmag, 2nd Generation DJs (see https://jenjen.co.uk)
2018: Release of 2nd album Crystal Ocean, dedicated to the waters of the world, weaving neo-soul trip hop, dub, folk and ethnic drums with haunting strings, hang drum and Jens eclectic vocals. Mixed and mastered at Abbey Rd Studios, London, featuring Frank Wilson, Craig Ninjah, Maxine Venton and Tim Gallagher. Witten and produced by JenJen, Mixed and mastered at Abbey Rd studios. Album release gigs with Visual Radio Arts in Frome, SomerValley Radio, and South Petherton Festival.
“Im very excited by this album,” Mike Murphy, Ditto Music, “Very unique,” Perpetual Music Group, LA
2017: Live gigs in Bali
2015: Three Performances at Sanctum, Bristol 2015 (Theaster Gates, Chicago) https://www.situations.org.uk/projects/theaster-gates-sanctum/
2014: Vocals for Elegy for Strings, Op58 (432Hz), Recorded in A=432Hz by the 432 Chamber Orchestra on 25/11/13 in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Ivan Yanakiev conducting https://youtu.be/DiCIfxTWqxs
2012: Live on Ujima radio on Winter solstice and on BCFM radio, Bristol.
2012-13: Release debut album, Enter, on Jen’s label, Contact Media. 10 tracks of etheric folk recorded in Stanley Jordans studio in Sedona and Mick Fleetwood’s in Maui featuring Billy Three Trees, J Rokka, Keith MArtini and Andrea Walls. Mastered by Tim Oliver at Real World Studios. Reviewed in England’s prestigious Acoustic magazine as ‘Eerily reminiscent of the late Sandy Denny…with songs that just ooze chillout… perfect for those long, hot summer festival days’ (Sept 2012). Live gigs across Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury and Brighton, UK
2011: Live gigs at Zacharys, Salt Water and Zen Garden Cafe, Panama City, Florida, and Veg Fest, Bristol, England
2011: Record songs for debut album at Mick Fleetwood’s studio in Maui. Live performances at Mystic Island Festival and Raw Spirit Festival, Maui, Hawaii
2010: Live performance with Rainbow Serpent Project ~ Temple of Peace, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
2008: Live gigs across SW England, Brighton and London
2009: Record songs in LA and Hawaii.
2009: Live gig at H20 Concert in LA with Dr Emoto, a synchronised global ceremony
2006: Record songs for debut album in Stanley Jordan’s Studio in Sedona, Arizona. Live Gigs in Sedona, Arizona, USA
2003 – 2006: Host ‘The Rip,’ internet radio show for Coldcut and Pirate TV, featuring DJ’s from SW England. Music video ‘Bring It On’ published on Coldcuts website ‘RevUsa.’
Set up a young female DJ agency, PMT, hosting all girl DJ nights and events in Bristol and SW England
2000- 2003: SNIPE
Co-producer, guitarist and vocalist with Paul Boswell, holding live music gigs and multimedia exhibitions, touring London, SW England, San Francisco and Burning Man Festival, Nevada. Snipe played live on Bristol Uncovered radio and gigs across Bristol, Bath, Somerset and London.
Snipe were rated by John Peel, “I Like what I’m hearing,” were sought after by 4AD and quoted as being “the next biggest thing to come out of Bristol after Massive Attack and Portishead.” Logo Magazine (2002) https://myspace.com/snipereloaded
2002: Snipe remix a jazz score of Ghost Dance written by Keith Harrison Broninski, and perform the piece with PeeWee Ellis (James Brown Band) live at Frome Festival https://soundcloud.com/jenjen/sets/ghost-dance
2002: Snipe’s Multimedia exhibition, Fuelling the Fire, highlights the plight of Indigenous and homeless peoples in USA. Funded by the Scarman Trust, Bristol, incorporating paintings, photography, animation, Interactive CD Roms and live music. The exhibition was showcased at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Centrespace in Bristol, Frome Arts Festival, Bridgwater Arts Centre and Il Bordello in Bristol and raised the profile of organisations such as Shelter, Survival and FPcN for tribal peoples, Amnesty International and Bristol Drugs Project.
Snipe appeared on compilation album, ‘On the Level’ records and their music video Ignite showcased at Ceed Media in Bristol.
2001: Jen launches her record label Contact Media
Since 1992: JENJEN aka Mis~chief
Global underground DJ – JENJEN Played parties and clubs across UK, Europe and USA – including Vancouver and Montreal in Canada, Ibiza, Barcelona, France and Amsterdam in Europe; Seattle, San Francisco, the Burning Man, Nevada, LA and Hawaii in America.
Resident at UK clubs including Helter Skelter, Hardcore Heaven, Big Love, Bristol Exposure, Absolute Old Skool, Beats and Bobs, Mad Tommy’s, Yeyo and Radical Rehousing in Amsterdam, playing alongside Grandmaster Flash, Freestylers, Scratch Perverts, Daddy Gee (Massive Attack), Andy Smith (Portishead), Producer, Roni Size and the Liberators. She played DJ and live sets on Bristol Uncovered, Ujima, BCFM, Galaxy Radio, Dialect Radio and Passion FM radio in Bristol
JenJen featured in Dream, DJ magazine, Thunder magazine and on CD covers, compilations, exhibitions and books including Rave Culture, (1994), Schnews (1996), Exist to Resist (2018), iNews and Mixmag.
1992: Video footage aired on documentaries about the evolution of rave and house music, including the South Bank show on Channel 4 and Flame TV.
1991: Produced EarthHeart, a music video documentary of rare footage of free parties and festivals across UK
1991-1992: Production manager for Roni Size and Reprazent at Full Cycle records
1990 – 1999: Promoted club nights, benefit events and children’s events in aid of various charities
1983 – 1989: Singer and Performer at free festivals across UK. Singer in the O’Roonies
SAFE COLLECTIVE ~ The ‘Voice of the Unheard Youth’
In response to a growing need amongst local young people, Jen founded SAFE Collective in 2009 ~ An Holistic Rehabilitation program for challenged adolescents, providing music and singing workshops, drug awareness, health and detox information, volunteering, mentoring and work placements, imparting leadership, team and management skills, working with challenged adolescents. addicts, offenders and those at risk across SW England.
SAFE Collective evolved to support and empower young people to lead fulfilling, productive lives, with music and sound at the core, facilitating the recovery of multitudes of at-risk, homeless and otherwise challenged youth.
Working across SW England, Europe and Hawaii, SAFE Collective were quoted as being “THE model for the rehabilitation of young people” by the DHI (Department of Homeless Institute, SW England) in 2010. Jen was requested by the Indigenous King of Hawaii to deliver SAFE Collective programs to the young people of Hawaii in 2010.
Safe Collective delivered Music for Film, Army Training workshops, and music workshops for at risk youth in prisons, colleges, schools, excluded, schools, youth and music centres across Bristol, Bath and 4 SW counties in England.
2008- Ketamine Awareness Research Project (KAP)
Working with Bristol Drugs Project, a Southmead hospital urologist and many young users across S.W. England, the SAFE Collective Ketamine Awareness Program raised awareness of this high-risk drug amongst thousands of young people.
KAP spearheaded ground-breaking research into the harmful effects of this drug-of-choice amongst young people, distributing information leaflets across UK, USA and Europe, including France, Spain and Germany (multilingual leaflets), Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii. The information was invaluable to drug workers, doctors, paramedics and users themselves, and results of the research were published in the “British Medical Journal” in May 2008.
2008-2009 – SAFE Collective Youth Council (SCYC) – Founder and Director
The Youth Council acted as bridge and facilitator, bringing together a diverse cross section of society, with young people at the heart.
The Youth Council Travelling Advisory Board provided workshops and mentor programs delivered by young volunteers, ensuring a realistic, enriched, mutually-beneficial experience for both mentor and attendee.
A great part of The Youth Council’s success was attributed to allowing young people to formulate and implement innovative proposals, and design and influence SAFE Collective’s many activities. This ensured an effective delivery of services to its target demographic of at-risk underprivileged youth. The Youth Council spearheaded fundraising events, drug awareness campaigns, including the Ketamine Awareness Campaign, and culminated into a successful onsite Teen Space, touring festivals across England throughout the summer of 2009.
The Youth Council Teen Space became the delivery mechanism for SAFE Collective’s Holistic Rehabilitation Program; providing workshops on drug awareness, music performances, demonstrations of alternative healing modalities, and a healthy snack bar, delivered by the youth who had designed the programmes and services.
“The best experience of my life. You have changed my life and made me a better person.” Zac
2012 – Support Worker for Excluded Youth at Inaura School, Godney, Glastonbury
Teaching music, songwriting, maths, english, life skills, survival skills, forest school to young people excluded from mainstream education.
2009 -Tutor AQA Units– Entry to Employment Trainees
Entry to Employment tutor, teaching sustainability skills to ‘hard-to-reach’ and excluded youth in various ‘outreach’ settings. Designed and delivered AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) Unit awards for under-served and excluded youth, teaching outdoor and survival skills, wild food walks, animal husbandry, outdoor cooking and organic farming.
Designed schemes of work, session plans, lesson observation, risk assessment, record keeping, monitoring and evaluation, Health and Safety and Young People’s Welfare, working with staff and ‘outreach’ teams, ensuring participation with an attitude of integrity and respect, particularly from the more challenging students.
Norton Radstock College, Somerset, England
2005 – Music Technology Tutor
Music technology, singing and DJ workshops for excluded and disabled youths, under JAM.
Music Xpress, Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership, Wiltshire Music Centre and Outreach Youth Clubs across Wiltshire, SW England.
2003 – Rehabilitation and Support Worker
Managed inmates activities, welfare and well-being, risk assessments, counselling, prevention and after care for self-harmers, life skills, child-care and welfare, sex and drug education, and support-programs for discharge and reintegration into society, including housing, child-care, welfare and partner agency referral services on transition of leaving prison.
Eastwood Park Women’s Prison, Gloucester, England
2001 – Music Tutor, Drugs, Health and Detox Education – AQA Unit Awards
Designed and delivered music classes, AQA Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) Units in Health and Safety, COSSH, “The Use and Misuse of Drugs,” Sex Education, HIV awareness, and urban life skills, at Ashfield Young Offenders Institute, for male inmates, aged 17-25.
Ashfield Young Offenders Institute, Bristol, England
2002-2007 – JAM (Just About Music) – Founder and CEO
Providing music technology and DJ workshops to at risk young people, addict, offenders and those with challenging behaviour and physical disabilities, throughout Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol and Bath; working with Councils, colleges, schools, Youth and music organisations and Youth clubs