Jennifer’s Bio

Jennifer Ruth Russell has spent her life deepening her gifts of music in order to lift others in song, helping them come back home to their own hearts.

As a child (and grandchild) of missionaries to Africa, as well as being one of six children, Jennifer grew up learning how to create musical entertainment for herself and her family.

Through this, she came to discover that for her, music truly nourishes the soul.

An acclaimed and talented musician, Jennifer has earned accolades for her music ranging from The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval to the United Church of Religious Science’s Art Award – and numerous awards from a range of other organizations.

Jennifer is a Licensed Practitioner of Truth at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California and the Centers for Spiritual Living in Camarillo, California. She has a calling and love for prayer and exploring the great mysteries.

Jennifer now travels internationally offering her songs, workshops, and Soulebrations.

Education

Jennifer Ruth RussellSouthern California College, Costa Mesa 1973-1975
University of California at Irvine, CA  1975
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA 1982 – 1983
Grove School of Music, Los Angeles, CA. Degrees in Composition and Keyboard 1984 -1986
Licensed Practitioner for the Centers for Spiritual Living – 2003
Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner – 2006

Awards

The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
The Parents Choice Award
Glendale Kiwanis Golden Apple Award 2003
No. Hollywood & Glendale Stakes America Spirit Award 2003
Glendale Unified School District- Robert A. Sanchis Award of Excellence 2003

Professional: Composer, Pianist, Vocalist

Formed musical group “Avalon” in 1987 with guitarist, Michael Gayle
Released “Avalon” CD on Vantage Records in 1990 (received radio airplay nationwide)
Taught children private piano lessons for The Village Music Guild, Westlake 1990 – 1994
Collaborated in writing the song “We Are The Best” for Major Richard Riordan
Performed “We are The Best” and selected cues throughout the kickoff event for Los Angeles Majo rRichard Riordan – 1995
Co – founder of Remba Records, Remba Kids Records and Glynnsound Studio, Glendale in 1995
Composed, produced and recorded “The Virtues Songs “ 1997 – 1998
Founder & Director This is Where I Live Community Sing-along Concerts & Art Programs for Elementary Schools 2006
Released “One with the One’”CD on Remba Records in 2009
Released “be” meditation and yoga CD with Michael Gayle on Remba Records in March, 2012
Released “WORTHY” CD on Remba Records in October 2012, benefiting the Gambella Fistula Project
Released “Ho’oponopon Prayer Chant” CD on Remba Records, November 2013
Released  Jennifer’s Change the World CD Project, which includes “lie down in that grass” and “There’s Only Light” CDs,  June 2015, benefiting The Ethiopian Street Boys College Fund

Musical director

“The New Road Singers” A multi faith choir (30 kids) in Fillmore, CA 1972 -1973
La Crescenta Church of Religious Science 1998 through 2003
“C & E Kids” Community Youth Choir – January 2000 to January 2004
Assistant to the Music & Art Ministry, Agape International Spiritual Center /Dr. Rickie Byars Beckwith • 2004 – 2006
Freelance Musical Director, soloist and speaker for Retreats and Faith Gatherings 2006 to present
Ukraine Science of Mind 10th Annual Conference 2013

Choral Director

Edison Elementary, Glendale, CA · June, 2000 to March 2004
Columbus Elementary, Glendale, CA · June, 2000 – 2001
John Marshall Elementary, Glendale, CA · August, 2000 – 2001
InJoy Ensemble, La Crescenta, CA · October, 2002 to November 2003
Living Spirit Singers, Camarillo, CA – January 2011 to present