"We loved her style and song selection . . I recommend booking Jennifer for any type of event."
- Michelle Barnett, Associate Producer for Annual Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Jennifer has a custom-made keyboard tricycle that brings a creative new twist to live music. With its own portable power source, the trike enables Jennifer to play music in locations that present logistical obstacles for conventional bands. Previously part of a keys/drums duo known as Sonic Caravan, Jennifer now regularly plays solo, pulling in percussionists and other musicians as needed to create a full band.
Jennifer has played on her trike at outdoor parties, street fairs, bike festivals, parks, and other spaces and events through the San Francisco Bay Area, including Maker Faire, Sunday Streets, Bay to Breakers, Biketoberfest in Marin, SF’s Chinatown Resource Fair, UCSF Benioff Concert for Kids, Fleet Week, Playland on Balboa Music Festival, and many others. While on her trike, Jennifer plays an eclectic mix of grooves and has received an enthusiastic response from a wide cross-section of people.
Why a tricycle?
Jennifer conceived of her keyboard trike while sitting in with San Francisco street corner musicians, lamenting the piano’s lack of portability. Motivated by a desire to create her own spontaneous gigs, Jennifer spent over a year to create her trike, with scores of friends lending their expertise to design, weld, wire, upholster, decorate and otherwise make it possible.
IN OTHER NEWS
To help defray expenses associated with her trike, Jennifer was awarded a grant from the Awesome Foundation, a global community committed to “advancing the interest of awesome in the universe.” Click here to learn more.
Check out a pic and mention of Jennifer and her trike that appeared online prior to the formation of Sonic Caravan.
Listen below to some excerpts of recordings by Jennifer along with drummer Beau Faw. You can also hear additional recordings by Jennifer at /music.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"I saw Jennifer playing music one day on her trike and liked it so much that we ended up hiring her to play weekly throughout the summer on our outdoor, waterfront patio. To minimize her footprint, Jennifer used traditional equipment and left her trike at home. Even so, Jennifer created a fun, lively vibe and helped draw attention to our restaurant from people walking by. Both our staff and customers loved her music and we’d be happy to have her play at Epic Steak again."
- Camille Dennie, Manager, Epic Steak, San Francisco
"During a visit to the Sausalito Art and Wine Festival, my colleague and I encountered Jennifer performing songs on a tricycle outside the festival. We loved her style, song selection, and the fact that she required no power. Jennifer has a fully operational keyboard that can set up and play anywhere. We booked her for The 8th Annual Concert for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Presented by Salesforce.org - with Alicia Keyes, Lenny Kravitz, and others - and found her flexible, fairly priced, and easy to work with. I recommend booking Jennifer for any type of event."
- Michelle M. Barnett, Associate Producer, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing
"Jennifer played at the Institute's annual holiday event at Fort Mason and the evening was fantastic. Performing with a bass player and drummer, Jennifer worked closely with us to help make our event a success, accommodating our song requests and recommending a floor plan given the room's acoustics and their setup. The music was great and Jennifer customized her song choice and volume to suit the mood of our guests, enabling people to converse at the cocktail hour and dinner, then ramping up the energy as the night wore on. People even got up and danced! Because our event was indoors, we had Jennifer use her regular/non-trike gear. However, if you ever have a chance, you should definitely go see her perform on her tricycle. Great fun!"
- Dale Eastman, Executive Assistant, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
GET IN TOUCH
To inquire about booking Jennifer and her trike, click here.