Music’s vibrations penetrate the physical and reach deep into our beings. They can ignite or calm our emotions. They bridge perceived differences among us and reveal our commonalties.
- Jenai Huff
Jenai relocated to New York City from California to be closer to the musicians that she works with and to expand her personal experiences in life, which she brings to her songs. She is now a permanent resident there. New York City warmly embraced her, as has much of the upper east coast. In September, 2014 Jenai was one of the featured artists along with her good friend and now frequent singing partner Eugene Ruffolo on WFUV’s ‘On Your Radar’ concert series hosted by John Platt. She released her first album in 2011 and received critical acclaim for it and her pure and soulful voice. Country Jukebox Magazine (Germany) said of her “This charismatic singer/songwriter brightens her compositions with a variety of timbres while keeping their musical roots in her eyes.” Her second album, Grace and Elbow Grease was similarly acclaimed.
As with Jenai’s first and second CD, her newest project, Color Wheel, she is accompanied by well-known musical geniuses that she also calls her friends. Her newest LP was produced by two-time Grammy Winner, Ben Wisch. He, also, plays piano and keys on the album. Acoustic guitar and background vocals are sung by Eugene Ruffolo, internationally recognized as one of the best singer-songwriters with a golden voice. George Naha, internationally known guitarist, is co-writing with Jenai and plays electric guitar. He has played with Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Wilson Picket and many more. Chris Marshak plays drums and percussion and is a regular face on many musicians’ tracks and at their gigs.