About

Jenny Goodman is a well-known acapella singer, singing tutor and tribal leader, who believes everyone can sing – and has plenty of experience proving it.

She draws her inspiration and songs from a mixture of African, Pacific, Spiritual, Gospel and other traditions, but in particular the all-woman Zap Mama – one of the greatest acapella groups of all time – who combined their African roots with European influences to create multi- rhythmic, layered harmony, vocal sound pictures.

Jenny is a member of the four-woman British acapella group FAR FLUNG VOICES who have performed around the country and organised workshops to pass on some of their skills and enjoyment. Jenny has also delivered workshops  in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. In the UK she has carried out numerous projects with groups of all ages and backgrounds, including musical education for nursery age children.

Locally, Jenny leads the highly successful 30-strong WILDNOTES choir in Huddersfield, as well as voice workshops for occasional singers to take part in annual events such as the Marsden Jazz Festival in October, the Marsden Imbolc and the Slaithwaite Moonraker Festivals (in February).

Jenny with Billy Bragg and the Eurydice Choir in Edinburgh

 

Currently Cultural Regeneration Officer for Manchester City Council, after 5 years as Outreach and Education Manager for Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield, Jenny previously spent a substantial period developing community arts, especially community choirs, in Edinburgh.

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