Bio

Pianist, organist, and trumpeter, Jennifer Pos only needs one arm to execute sweet sounds inspired by her favourite rock, blues, and jazz artists. She was born missing her left arm below the elbow but it certainly does not slow her down. She can be recognized by the sound of soulful organ pads, bluesy piano and trumpet playing, and tasty synth licks. It is easy to tell that Jennifer has been most influenced by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Edgar Winter, and the Beatles. Her playing is usually laid back and behind the beat consisting of many blues and minor pentatonic licks.

“Her playing is subtle like a ninja but when the right moment strikes, she rips some crazy solos. There is certainly nothing missing from her riffs.” - Tom Moffet, trumpet player (“FAF”, “BF Soul”, “The Soul Motivators”, “The Luvmenauts”)

“An articulate and imaginative improvisor. Jennifer Pos is a musician I can count on and always have an enjoyable gig with.”
- Bryan MacDonald, guitarist
Jennifer began studying piano at age 8 and trumpet at age 11 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In high school she played piano and trumpet in various jazz and pop groups as well as participating in Nova Scotia Honour Jazz and attending jazz summer camps at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and University of Louisville in Kentucky. She also played pipe organ and piano for services at Pictou United Church. Both of her parents are music teachers and piano players, so she always knew that music would be a huge part of her life.

In 2015, Jennifer graduated from Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program. Throughout her time at Humber College, Jennifer took the opportunity to explore as many styles of music as possible. She has always had a passion for rock, blues, funk, classical and jazz but she also enjoyed being exposed to styles of music that she had not previously had any experience playing, including Indo-jazz (a fusion of North Indian classical music and jazz), Cuban music, hand drumming from various parts of Africa, Cuba, and Brazil, and modern jazz. Throughout her time at Humber, Jennifer played in several bands including “The Close Encounters” (indie pop), “Edgewater Hotel” (psychedelic rock), “Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School” (modern jazz/big band), “Hannaford Youth Band” (brass band), "Tasha & The Sweet Talkers" (indie pop), "Astronomer" (indie pop), and "May You Bury Me" (Americana). 
 
Currently, Jennifer can be found leading and playing keyboards in the “Strike Scream Run” (progressive jazz/rock) and  playing keyboards in "The Purcell Project" (folk rock) and "Ryan Dornan Band" (folk pop). 
 
“Strike Scream Run” is a six piece psychedelic rock band that plays original music inspired by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles. Jennifer’s compositions are also influenced by her experiences playing with Ravi Naimpally’s and Justin Gray’s Indo-jazz ensembles at Humber. Jennifer plays piano, organ, keyboards, and synth in "Strike Scream Run." They released an EP on August 3rd, 2015 entitled, “There’s No Knowing Where You Might Be Swept Off To.”
 
"'There's No Knowing...' takes "You know my name is Simon..." as it's jumping off point, progresses quickly through a rock-piano ballad feel into a full-on progressive jam worthy of Pink Floyd's best extended instrumental passages (from the likes of Meddle, Animals, Wish You Were Here). Ear candy for lovers of Prog or Classic Rock with Jazzy leanings." - Todd McGinnis, actor & music lover
 
“Jenn’s piano chops blow me away every time we play together, but she is equally adept at organ and synthesizers as well. Her music reminds me of a combination of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin infused with her own artistic flair. I would definitely recommend checking Jenn out next time you are in Toronto.”  - Patrick Nabuurs, bassist
 
Jennifer is as passionate about teaching music as she is about playing music. She has been teaching piano lessons since 2006 and has had students ranging from the ages of 5 to 70. Being an amputee gives Jennifer a unique perspective on teaching music. She has developed the skill of thinking outside the box throughout her own experience learning piano and adapting music to be played with one hand. Because of this, she is able to quickly come up with ideas to meet the students needs and to help them face challenges and get the most out of their lessons. She has experience teaching students with disabilities including a student who was paralyzed on the left side. In 2012, Jennifer had her first experience preparing a student for university auditions. This student was accepted to the music program at Mohawk College and went on to study music at Wilfred Laurier University. Jennifer currently teaches piano lessons at Academy of Music in Oakville, Ontario.