Born and raised in New York City, Jenny Bruce grew up in a musical family where everyone played, sang, harmonized and breathed music. Although you wouldn't know it from meeting her now, as a kid she was an awkward introvert. A misfit. Music was not only her passion, but also her salvation.
A self-taught musician, Bruce began writing songs and poems at the age of five as an outlet for her overflowing thoughts and emotions. Bruce's sister was born with a life-threatening, chronic condition and her parents were immersed in financial upheaval throughout her childhood. She struggled in school where she was mostly bored and felt disconnected. Battling depression, music became her safe place. Her life-raft. Bruce listened to any music in any and every genre (Celtic, Classical, Pop, Punk, Jazz, R&B, Folk - anything!) she could get on her turntable or radio and was constantly playing, singing and writing music.
Over the years, Bruce has won many songwriting awards (Billboard, ISC, John Lennon and more) and you've heard her songs on Dawson's Creek, Ghost Whisperer, King of the Hill, All My Children, Jake 2.0, Children's Hospital and more. Vocally she is often compared to Annie Lennox and Imogen Heap. Her intelligent lyrics lean more in the direction of Aimee Mann or Shawn Colvin. <br>