Articles featuring Jenny:
Overcoming the Pandemic
Improve Your Hearing and Your Musicianship
5 Life Lessons From Quarantine | A Dark Memory
Jenny J Nam is an LA based, pianist, composer, and songwriter. Send Jenny a message.
Latest News: My original piano composition is just released a few weeks ago in March! (becore Covid-19 crisis happened! haha) It’s the first single in 2020. It’s called “A Dark Memory” I wrote this piece style in neoclassical, modern, and Jazz ballard. I composed this piece in 2015 for one short film project as a theme song. It was a sad drama movie in which the main actress was about to die. After she got diagnosed as brain cancer, she decided to leave her boyfriend without letting him know. And she disappeared. I focused on portraying how the main actress feel like in the movie. “A Dark Memory” includes a very somber tone in slow tempo. I picked 3/4 time signature to describe reminiscent feeling through her perspective.
Jenny, thank you for joining us today at VQS. Take us back in time to how you first fell in love with music.
Well, I should look back on myself when I was super little girl, like when I was 3 to 4-year-old. My mom told me that I insisted so much to learn piano everyday. Everytime I went somewhere else with my mom, as I heard music, I said “mom, I wanna learn piano, I wanna learn music” So, eventually my mom brought me to a small local piano studio in my hometown. It was at the age of 4. That’s where my musical history begins.
What 3 core values do you believe are necessary for success?
1. Don’t lose your faith.
2. Keep persistently working what you love.
3. Knowing yourself where you at.
Who have been some of your favorite people/projects to work with?
My co-writing/producing team a.k.a. team Jenny members! haha. My beautiful (they are beautiful inside and outside both) musician friends are always inspiring me. When it comes to writing songs, without their contribution, I can’t make the best quality of music. My co-writer, Carly Lyman is the best collaborator, she just know what I think no matter what. We’ve wrote 6-7 songs so far. another my co-writer, Darwin Avalon has the coolest idea brain. I learn fresh perspective through her thoughts always.
They are helper when it comes to my life as well as they are the mentors for my musical life. Finding out the best team members are always challenging. It’s like a having a strong family member. It’s more than having colleagues from a typical workplace.
What future opportunities would you like to be involved with?
I’d love to co-write and co-produce with many talented musicians out there! Collaboration is the key to success!
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