Growing up on the road was fun for Jennifer as she danced and sang her
way across the country with her family's variety act for the first
thirteen years of her life. After settling down in the Twin Cities at
14, she attended public school for the first time and kept performing
with her mother, Colleen Raye, in various venues including the Mall of
America, Treasure Island Casino and Mystic Lake Casino.
While earning her degree in Mathematics from Augsburg College,
Jennifer continued singing in clubs with 10-piece funk bands, in
various cabaret and theater venues with theater companies, and in
convention halls and churches as a featured vocalist with Augsburg
College's Gospel Praise.
Soon after college, Jennifer ventured into her solo career, appearing
on stages locally with such names as Garrison Keillor and Debbie
Duncan, and in New York City, Europe and the Caribbean. With radio and
recording success in local areas and overseas, Jennifer continues to
base herself at home in the Twin Cities with her husband and her 2
sweet little girls.
Some of Jennifer’s credits include performing at Carnegie Hall (2010);
earning the #2 spot on Aruba's year-end top 100 countdown; performing
in New York City with shining press in The Village Voice; opening up
for Oleta Adams at the St. Vincent Blues Festival; performing on
Garrison Keillor's (creator of A Prairie Home Companion) Rhubarb Show;
sharing performance events with Huey Lewis and The News, Michael
Buble, and Martina McBride; starring in the Ordway's production of My
Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra; being the voice of the World
Figure Skating Champions Tour theme song; and singing as a featured
artist on many albums including Gene Adams' Jazz Anthology, Power of
10, The Minnesota Boychoir, Century Big Band, New York's Jonathan
Rayson, Norah Long, Theater Latte Da, and Girl Singers of the Hit
Parade, Mark Croft and LA's Holly Long.
Jennifer has a career as a voiceover artist as well, being selected as
the singing/speaking voice for Target, OfficeMax, HealthPartners,
virtuwell.com, Levaquil, Only Deals, Minnesota Organization on Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome, Glucerna, Doctors Say Yes, Maplewood Toyota,
Roseville Midway Ford, CreditAnswers, FIG, PerfectMatch.com, Papa
Murphy's and many more.
Recently, a few original song placements in NBC's Parenthood has been
exciting and has led to more opportunities writing for NBC's The Sing
Off as well as other network and cable television programs on FOX and
TLC. Songs available on iTunes.
Jennifer Grimm's Upcoming Shows