Jenna McSwain has been described by fans as "the hippest Disney princess," but she prefers to play the role of fairy godmother, guiding you into a world of your own joy and empowerment through her soulful songs. Born in South Carolina and planted firmly in New Orleans, her southernness resounds through each piano riff. After spending a decade studying jazz, both in schools and out, she released her first album. Now, almost a decade and two children later, she combines the sounds of her roots, both folk and soul, with the big beat of New Orleans in her upcoming EP, Enjoy Your Space, to be released in fall 2022. With a voice described by Offbeat Magazine as "polished but soulful" and killer piano technique, Jenna combines the skill of a seasoned musician with accessible lyrics to create songs that uplift and inspire.
McSwain has opened for Patti Austin, Ramsey Lewis, and the New York Voices, and has performed with jazz greats including Marian McPartland and Houston Person. After over a decade of accompanying other artists, playing in piano lounges and leading one of New Orleans' most sought-after wedding bands, she now turns her focus to creating uplifting experiences for audiences with her original music. In addition to performing, McSwain is a sought-after educator. In addition to coaching young artists at Loyola University New Orleans, she creates community through clinics such as "Mindfulness for Creatives" and "Songwriting for Mothers." Her most cherished role is mother to two children, Noah and Iris.