Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Jen Trani was 13 years old when she picked up her first guitar, rescuing her mom’s dusty old acoustic from the family’s attic. Quickly developing a love for the instrument, Jen headed west to sharpen her craft at LA’s esteemed Musicians Institute, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music performance. While studying at MI, Jen formed the folk-pop duo Jen & Abby with vocalist Abby Miller. With their quirky style and catchy tunes, the band soon gained a devoted following through gigs at many renowned LA venues, including The Key Club, House of Blues, and Hotel Café. Following the release of their 2008 debut album Cannot Rearrange, the band’s music was featured in multiple films and television commercials. Jen has been sought out by many other artists seeking her particular blend of expertise and performance savvy. She relishes the chance to put her skills to the test in a wide variety of musical genres. In addition to writing and performing, Jen keeps busy as a private instructor to dozens of aspiring guitarists. She also has done over 1000 online instructional videos totaling up to more than 40 million views for YouTube and Mahalo.com. Her various Mahalo.com "Learn Guitar" apps have over 400,000 downloads and has had an itunes #1 ibook on how to play guitar.
The Cardigans and Lana Del Rey mashup - January 24, 2015
oh my gosh i cannot wait for you all to see this newest mashup! it's featuring the beautiful Leigh Golden (vocals) Val Chaikin (keys) and Andy Alseri (all things production). i arranged The Cardigan's Lovefool with Million Dollar Man by Lana Del Rey specifically to showcase Leigh's incredible voice. i couldn't be prouder of the work that we did yesterday. it is truly a blessing to collaborate with such amazingly talented people. oh and it's all live btw, no prerecorded anything! Enjoy!
New Mashup featuring Leigh Golden - December 19, 2014
Just uploaded my new Wide Awake - Katy Perry , Torn - Natalie Imbruglia, and Counting Stars - OneRepublic mashup up for you all. It's featuring my newest collaborator, the lovely Ms. Leigh Golden! We had so much fun working together that we decided to do our own show. It will be called the Golden Trani show....baaahahahaha. We have no idea what we are going to talk about and what our logo should be. Anybody have any ideas??? In the meantime enjoy the video!
I'm on Patreon! - October 16, 2014
I'm very excited to announce that after weeks of work my patreon page is now live!