Washburn Artist Jennifer Batten

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Jennifer Batten

The buzz on Jennifer Batten rose from the guitar underground, and the guitar magazines promptly began chronicling her savvy musicianship and highly original approach to the electric guitar. A major turning point came when she was selected from over one hundred guitarists to play in Michael Jackson's highly skilled band which toured the world for one and a half years playing for over four and a half million people.

Jennifer wasted no time after the "Bad" Tour's grand finale, diving into work on her debut album with renown producer (and Stevie Wonder guitarist) Michael Sembello.

Upon "Above, Below, and Beyond's", release in the spring of '92, she was asked again to join Michael Jackson for his upcoming "Dangerous Tour". In January '93, she joined Jackson to partake in Superbowl XXVII's half time entertainment which aired to one and half billion people in 80 nations. It was the largest audience in television history.

Her follow up CD "Momentum" which was heavily influenced by world music, was released just before she left for Michael Jackson's HIStory world tour in 1997.

In the spring of '98 Jeff Beck asked Jennifer to join his band. They joined forces for 3 years on the CD’s "Who Else", and "You Had It Coming" which were both supported by world tours.

Jennifer has authored two music books and has just released her third solo CD/DVD entitled "Whatever". With this 3rd effort, she’s ventured into electronica, vocal samples, and film making. She’s supporting this release with a multimedia one woman show, playing guitar in synch with her projected films. The companion DVD to "Whatever" includes over 90 min of art films, previously unreleased music videos, interviews, commentary, and an innovative guitar lesson.

Jennifer is currently touring the world with her new multimedia film/music show, and creates glass and Steampunk metal art in her off time.

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