Jennifer Jolly has been “radiatin’ the eighty-eights” since the age of four and has taught and performed throughout the Bay Area since the late ’80s. After studying classical piano as a child with Roy Bogas, she dove headfirst into the “rootsy” American styles. For the next twenty years Jennifer specialized in blues, boogie-woogie, New Orleans R&B, rock, soul, funk, singer-songwriter/folk, country, and jam bands (including a stint with Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead). In recent years Jennifer has jumped enthusiastically into the worlds of African, Caribbean, Cajun, zydeco, and country swing music. She also provides accompaniment for choral and musical theater productions. Recent performance credits include keyboards and vocals with Baba Ken and The Afro-Groove Connexion, Zulu Spear, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Big B and His Snake Oil Saviors, and Jean Fineberg and The Party Monsters. Previous credits include Hot Links, The Jolly Gibsons, The Broken Angels (w/David Gans), Blue Caboose (w/Jeremy Steinkoler), Marie Schumacher & The Invisible Band, and Andrea Hurley and Her Very Attractive Band. Jennifer is on the teaching faculty of The Jazzschool in Berkeley, is a full-time private piano/keyboards instructor, and has been teaching at Caz Family Camp every summer but one since 1999. She’s played keyboards and sung on over a dozen soundtracks and recordings. When not on a keyboard Jennifer also loves to play steel drums and flute and a little bit of guitar, bass, and drums.