Jenna Harris

Jenna Harris is a vocalist, composer and lecturer from Dublin. Jenna specialises in jazz and improvised music. She performs solo or with her band Berri, a three piece with leading creative musicians Matthew Jacobson and Derek Whyte where Jenna frequently loops and processes her voice, “a group that makes clear the difference between a jazz singer and a singer of jazz songs" (The Irish Times). Jenna regularly lends her voice to the music of composer/guitarist and electronic musician Daniel Jacobson (Zoid).

While Jenna improvises with her voice and improvises with the effects she uses to process her voice, a style of improvisation has developed that intrinsically links the two, both feeding back and forth from each other. Her performances often incorporate reactive visuals that she builds as a platform to exhibit the voice as the instrument it is.