I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I went to Trinity Episcopal School on Jackson Avenue, where we attended chapel every morning. Between the singing of those traditional hymns and joining the school chorus, I found my voice very early. I wrote my first song in the 4th grade. By the time I was in high school at Metairie Park Country Day School, I had written enough material for an album.
Junior year, I went to New York and performed with some friends. We soon started a band and called ourselves Project Nim. We were lucky enough to play all over New Orleans in some of my favorite places such as House of Blues, Tipitina’s and Cafe Brasil (I still miss that place). We moved to New York, made 3 CDs and toured extensively. I learned a lot about who I was and who I wanted to become during this time. After the band broke up in 1999, I came home saddened and heart broken.
It was years later, after my old band mates had formed the popular band The National, that I started collaborating with my friends in Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Together we crafted a collection of all the songs I had composed over the years while I waited tables and taught kindergarten. My dream was to reunite with my first true love, performing music. With my Sketch friends and Felix Wohlleben, my guitarist and good friend, I was able to reemerge and start again. For 5 years now I have had the pleasure of singing all over New Orleans again. My voice has grown and I am proud to be here performing in my hometown every weekend. I am doing what I’ve always loved and sharing it with both new and old faces that come in and out of my life through song.
Jenn Howard / The Wednesday Standard / 2012 (Jazz Standards)
Jenn Howard / Up At Night / 2010 (Originals)
Project Nim / Evenings Pop and Curve / 1998
Project Nim / Where The Nothings Live / 1997
Project Nim / Tower Of Babel / 1996