Jen Chapin's music is urban folk - story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk, soul and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her as "brilliant.. soulfully poetic" (NPR), "thoughtful.. worth-savoring" (People), "addictive" (Boston Globe), and "smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). JazzTimes has called her "a first-rate storyteller" while Relix regards her as "one of the freshest voices singing today." She has released seven albums including her 2009 Chesky release, ReVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder.
She has been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, honored by the USA Songwriting Competition, has appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and has opened for Bruce Hornsby and the Neville Brothers. Her performances are powerful, spotlighting the world-class musicianship and rare chemistry of husband/acoustic bassist Stephan Crump and guitarist Jamie Fox, with the frequent special addition of guitarist Liberty Ellman.
As an activist, educator, and mother, Jen also brings the knowledge and insight of varied experience to her workshops and presentations to college, community and church groups.