JENNA Na­tion to per­form in Tus­ket

Nov. 25 event at Père Mau­rice Le­Blanc the­atre will help fam­ily in need

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An On­tario singer-song­writer who is mak­ing her mark at home and abroad is slated to per­form in Yar­mouth County later this month, a per­for­mance that will ben­e­fit a fam­ily in cri­sis.

JENNA Na­tion – an Ot­tawaraised, Toronto-based artist who has just re­leased a new al­bum – will ap­pear at the Père Mau­rice Le­Blanc the­atre in Tus­ket Nov. 25. She will do two shows, the first from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the sec­ond from 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Her lat­est al­bum, You Don’t

“It’s truly an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing to hear your ideas and every­thing you could have hoped for and more come to­gether to share with the world.”

JENNA Na­tion

Know, of­fers el­e­ments of the var­i­ous sounds that have in­flu­enced her, in­clud­ing 90s’ R & B, soul, jazz, pop and hip-hop, “which she bril­liantly mixes to­gether ... to cre­ate some­thing uniquely Jenna,” says her bio.

She worked on the al­bum on both sides of the border: in Toronto, New York City and Los An­ge­les.

“I feel truly lucky to have had some of the best in the in­dus­try work­ing with me to cre­ate a project that I feel is a true re­flec­tion of who JENNA Na­tion re­ally is,” she said. JENNA Na­tion will per­form at the Père Mau­rice Le­Blanc the­atre in Tus­ket Nov. 25.

The al­bum was a time-con­sum­ing project but was worth the ef­fort, she said.

“It’s truly an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing to hear your ideas and every­thing you could have hoped for and more come to­gether to share with the world,” she said.

This is the fourth al­bum for the 25-year-old. She did her first two when she was in her teens. Those were jazz al­bums.

Her third disc, from three years ago, was her first al­bum of orig­i­nal mu­sic and it also marked a move away from jazz to a more R & B/pop sound, a tran­si­tion she made af­ter four years study­ing at Berklee Col­lege of Mu­sic in Bos­ton.

“R & B seemed to come more nat­u­rally to me in terms of writ­ing,” she said. “Also (at Berklee) I was ex­posed to it more. I was able to ex­per­i­ment in my classes and with my peers.”

She has been in Toronto for three-and-a-half years and says she likes it there, par­tic­u­larly given the big mu­sic-in­dus­try scene.

“I’m right in the city so I get to ex­pe­ri­ence a lot of live mu­sic and it’s good for me as well to pro­mote my mu­sic and have lots of shows,” she said. “I get to meet peo­ple from all over as well, which is nice.”

Known as Jenna Glatt be­fore tak­ing on the name JENNA Na­tion, she has per­formed at var­i­ous mu­sic fes­ti­vals and other events. Her re­cent ac­co­lades in­clude be­ing se­lected best artist at the world’s largest ur­ban mu­sic fes­ti­val and con­fer­ence this year in Hol­land.

Her up­com­ing ap­pear­ance in Tus­ket will be her first time per­form­ing in Nova Sco­tia, although she said she has been to the prov­ince be­fore.

Ad­mis­sion is $33 in ad­vance or at the door.

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