Orchestrator and Arranger
Jen is a London based orchestrator and arranger. She works regularly with the leading names in musical theatre and music production and has orchestrated for artists including Alison Moyet, Elaine Paige, Rick Wakeman, Beverley Knight, Pixie Lott, Joss Stone, Mick Hucknall, The Shires, Ian Broudie, Squeeze, Graham Coxon, Paul Carrack, Tom Robinson, Noah Stewart, Billy Bragg, Bella Hardy, Kate Rusby, Gabrielle Aplin, Andreya Triana, I am Kloot, Hue & Cry, Bright Light Bright Light.
Stage & live credits include: Vanara (Hackney Empire), Killing the Cat (S&S Productions), The Gingerbread Man (Singapore Repertory Theatre), ComposHer (London Contemporary Orchestra), Carl Davis's Chaplin the Tramp (Slovak National Theatre), Carl Davis's The Great Gatsby (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre), Dr Dolittle (Music & Lyrics, UK tour), Chicken Little (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Baku 2017 (4th Islamic Solidarity Games), Wasted (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Baku 2015: 1st European Games (European Olympic Committee), Tim Rice: A Life in Song (Senbla Productions), Elaine Paige Farewell Tour (SJM Concerts), From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook (Senbla Productions), Dance 'Til Dawn (additional orchestrations, UK tour & Aldwych Theatre), Van Winkle - a folk musical (studio cast recording, SimG Productions), A Musical Night of Queen (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic).
Radio, film & media credits include: Perfect Planet (additional orchestrations, BBC 1), Bridge Over Troubled Water: 50th Anniversary (contributing orchestrator, BBC Radio 2/Sony), Epic Cinemascapes (Audio Network), The Queen And I (additional orchestrations, Sky One), I Feel Love (BBC Radio 2/BBC 4), Battle of Britain at 75 (BBC Radio 2), Great American West (Audio Network), I Love You Daddy (additional orchestrations, Pig Newton/Jax Media), D-Day 70 years on (BBC radio 2), JFK: Minute by Minute (BBC Radio 2), The Dambusters 70 Years On (BBC Radio 2), 12 Hours to Please Me (BBC Radio 2/BBC 4), Titanic: Minute by Minute (BBC Radio 2).
As assistant orchestrator: She Loves Me (Menier Chocolate Factory), Classical Favourites (Audio Network), Opera Favourites (Audio Network), Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), I Can't Sing! The X-Factor Musical (London Palladium), The Colour Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory), National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (National Theatre/BBC 2), Symphonic Coldplay (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).
Jen read music at Worcester College, Oxford, where she studied composition with Robert Saxton, and holds an MA in Musical Theatre from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is delighted to be a recipient of Transmission Funding (2019) and an Emerging Excellence Award (2015), both from Help Musicians UK.
“Jen's orchestration and arranging work has style and originality. She is a joy to work with.”
“Dazzling talent...beautiful and sensitive work.” Leslie Bricusse
“Stunning orchestrations throughout” Broadway World (for Van Winkle: A Folk Musical)