Light radiating from within will guide your path ahead. And that light is self-love. Without it, all is shrouded in darkness. Pop singer-songwriter Jennifer Denali was born gifted with powerfully soulful pipes, a strong work ethic, and an innate stylish flair. However, doubt, depression, and lack of confidence obscured her way in music. “When you’re on the wrong the path, the universe will tell you. I went through a lot of pain and had to reset. I took a break to heal myself and start over,” Jennifer shares. Ultimately, hers is a soundtrack for spiritual uplift rife with indelible pop hooks, smoldering vocals, and undeniable grooves.
Jennifer is a native New Yorker, and, in true Big Apple spirit, has a lively mix of cultures coursing through her. Her father is Irish and her mother is Puerto Rican, so she grew up with salsa music being as much of a household soundtrack as pop and R&B. As a young teen she was signed to a development deal with music biz powerhouse Mike Mason (Mariah Carey, Tevin Campbell), who helped Jennifer hone her songwriting chops and explore the life of a professional musician. However, Jennifer’s promising start in music was cut short when she found herself in a toxic cycle of self-medicating from depression. “Up until then, everything I had done led to nowhere. I had to pick myself up,” she confides.
It’s a been a profound restart for Jennifer, and she now can embrace her gifts through having the confidence and self-love to step back into the pop arena. In 2018, she will be recording more songs for a debut full-length LP, and performing live. “The main theme throughout this LP is self-love. It’s about becoming aware of yourself and really dedicating the time to understand who you are,” says Jennifer. Pausing for reflection, Jennifer says: “The message of my story is love yourself completely—be proud and unapologetic about loving yourself, commit to yourself, and trust in good energy and positive vibes. It’s okay to be okay.”
(For a long form bio click on the download link.)
Performing at one of NYC's hottest venues.
Performed on the state-of-the-art stage at the famous Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth, Delaware for the Music-Preneur Music Summit.
An intimate showcase where she performed an all new set of songs from her upcoming LP.
This was a special benefit hosted by The "Leave A Lasting Mark" Concert Series - Sponsored by Noble Steed Music & Funkadelic Studios at the iconic Bitter End in NYC.
Leave a Lasting Mark hosted an 80's hits benefit for the Children of Bellevue Hospital. Jennifer performed for the cause at the iconic Bitter End in NYC.
Jennifer was the first place winner of the Otter Performances at the festival.
Performed an intimate exclusive acoustic set at the 668 Gig Shack.
Diddy featured me in his ad campaign for Deleón Tequila.
Performed as the lead singer for the New Deco Orchestra and sold out the show in one of the highlights of her career.
Performance at the legendary Apollo theater.