Jenn Grinels is an American actress, guitarist, singer and songwriter. Originally from Northern California, Grinels settled in San Diego, California after studying musical theater at UC Irvine. Since late 2007 she has toured continuously in support of her albums, Little Words & Brokenheartbreaker.
Jenn left her hometown of Cupertino, California to study musical theater at the University of California at Irvine. After graduation, Jenn moved to San Diego and made a living performing in musicals, including performances as Janis Joplin in the 1960s musical Beehive and as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch before devoting her time to a solo career.
After recording a self titled EP in 2004, Grinels recorded her first full-length album, Little Words, in 2007. The album, along with Jenn's live performances, has received universal praise from reviewers and comparisons to well known musicians Fiona Apple, Ani Difranco, and Jewel.
Her song Can't Stay Here was featured on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island.
Grinels released her second full-length album, brokenHEARTbreaker, in May 2011.
Grinels' music is characterized by acoustic guitar and powerful vocals. Her vocal delivery has elements of folk, pop rock, jazz, and blues.
2007 Honoring Acoustic Talent Award - Best Performer
2007 Honoring Acoustic Talent Award - Best Vocalist
West Coast Songwriters' Song Contest, Song of the Year: "Can't Stay Here" (little words)-
2010 APCA Best Female Solo Artist
2011 APCA Best Female Solo Artist
2012 APCA Best Female Solo Artist
2012 Best Music Act - Campus Activities Magazine