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Jen Durkin

Jen Durkin

Vocal, Piano Instructor 

Jen Durkin attended Berklee College of Music before making her debut as founder and lead singer of Deep Banana Blackout 25 years ago. In the years that followed she went on to tour nationally with legendary Parliament Funkadelic founder and keyboardist Bernie Worrell. Jen and her band, The Bomb Squad, performed at the 2003 American Music Awards after winning the Nationwide Best Unsigned Band competition, beating out 1,200 bands from all over the country. Not long after that, Jen was asked to join a supergroup with the Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann in the Rhythm Devils.

In recent years Jen has been invoved in projects with some of the world's best musicians including members of The Meters, Living Colour, and Fishbone. Jen has always been surrounded by incredible musicians, and in 2015 she released her 5th self produced CD with her new band "The Business".
Jen began her teaching career in 2001 at Greenwich Music and Main Street Music in Monroe, CT, then in 2009 at Scottsdale Music Academy in Arizona where she has been vocal coach to many singer songwriters who have gone on to produce their own CDs and tour nationally.
"I'm very pleased to join the great teaching staff at Rock House. It is such a great pleasure to see your students progress and also enjoy sharing the stage with them!"