Jenna Harris is a vocalist, composer and lecturer from Dublin. Jenna graduated from Newpark/ DCU’s B.A. in Jazz Performance in 2006 and since then has been a member of the faculty. During Jenna’s research in Trinity college Dublin on the MA Music and Media Technologies, she built a computer application designed to counteract vocal tension caused by performance anxiety in improvising vocalists.
In Jenna’s solo voice generated performances she combines clean vocal improvisation with improvisation of the effects that she uses to process her voice live. A style of improv has developed that intrinsically links the two, both feeding back and forth from each other. These performances often incorporate reactive visuals that she builds as a platform to exhibit the voice as the instrument it is.
Jenna is the founding member of three-piece group Berri, with leading creative musicians Matthew Jacobson and Derek Whyte. The group play original compositions as well as interpretations of jazz standards and pop songs from the 60’s/70’s/80’s.
Jenna regularly collaborates with guitarist and electronic musician Daniel Jacobson (Zoid). She is a member of guitarist Tommy Halferty’s group Voices, with Izumi Kimura & Derek Whyte. Jenna is the founding member of the group Claritas, with vocalists Fiadh Rua Gregg and Aleka Potinga.