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Judge for Jenn Cristy

Bloomington, IN
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Judge for Jenn Cristy in Pop starting October 1, 2022

"The Jenn Cristy band is destined for greatness. It is one of those bands you know you will one day look back and remember the first time you saw them Jenn has personality and talent...a complete package. We love her!
-Peggy McClelland (Executive Producer Indy Style - CBS WISH-TV)
"As a club owner, the one thing more enjoyable than a fantastic stage show is a full room of happy, satisfied, toe-tapping patrons. Jenn Cristy has brought this, and more, at every show I have ever had the pleasure of seeing and hearing. The energy and talent that she and her band express on stage along with their professionalism and enthusiasm are qualaties rarely generated by bands these days.
- David Queisser, owner Locals Only
"Everything to Give, Jenn Cristy. There are flavors of soul, pop and hip-hop in this song, which is so catchy that you might miss the lyrics —and that would be a shame.
- New York Times/Michael Koryta
"The Jenn Cristy Band slowly unleashed it's own brand of classic rock guitar riffs and bruising drums mixed with soul inspired piano melodies and a voice that would bring down Broadway...
- Princeton Record Exchange

Singer/songwriter Jenn Cristy has been refining her original sound for nearly a decade now as a solo artist, pushing in new directions with each album while always retaining the rock n’ roll soul that has brought audiences across the country to their feet.

For the latest album, Crawl, Cristy spent nearly two years working with her band members before even entering the studio. The result is her most polished and nuanced album to date, a blend of storytelling lyrics with pop hooks and dazzling instrumental work that is sure to please both devoted fans and first-time listeners.

Now on her fourth solo album, Jenn began her career with John Mellencamp, meeting the Hoosier rocker in Bloomington, Indiana, where she was in the midst of an all-American swimming career at Indiana University. During her stint with Mellencamp’s band she proved her versatility, playing flute, piano, percussion, organ, and violin in addition to singing. When she embarked on her solo career in 2003, she wanted to create a sound that both honored all of her varied influences – from Ben Folds to Pink and Bruce Hornsby to Queen – while creating something decidedly original.

It is clear that her music has found a hungry audience. Cristy has played around the country, sharing the stage with a veritable who's-who of artists – Shawn Mullins, John Eddie, Antigone Rising, Indigenous, Bree Sharp, Jeffery Gaines, Danielia Cotton and Michael Gabliki (Rusted Root) –or dominating it herself. Her songs have earned praise everywhere from blogs and small-town newspapers to The New York Times. The piano-driven rock is a platform for lyrics that encompass everything from matters of the heart to politics to straight-ahead fun…or murder. In Cristy’s world, every story has a melody.

DISCOGRAPHY Jenn Cristy Band: Singles SAY NO MORE, CALLING OUT, COLD HARD CLIMB (2013) CRAWL (2012) HOTEL CONFESSIONS (2009) JENN CRISTY (2006) BECOMING (2005) others: CUTTIN' HEADS (2001) John Mellencamp vocals/percussion/flute/piano/organ/violin also performed on the supporting tour.