Jeanine Truly traces her love of 70’s funk, rock, soul and R&B back to childhood, and the night that Kool and the Gang played a gig at one of her parent’s parties, bringing the get-down sounds of the Jersey City beat live to her living room. She counts many other influences as well, from Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan, to Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Prince, Carole King, and Janis Joplin, with jazz and blues greats such as Anita Baker, Billy Holiday, and Etta James a vital part of the mix.
A native New Yorker, Jeanine performed at Lincoln Center at age 11 and appeared on Star Search at 17. She launched her solo career in 2007, with a debut at Crash Mansion, NYC and two singles on iTunes later that year. She currently performs with an up-to ten piece band sporting a tres hot all-female horn section and has landed a solid following on the Brooklyn music scene. Playing gigs everywhere from Bed-Stuy’s cozy, well-known jazz clubs & the still almost secret venues of Kensington and Flatbush to NYC’s Sullivan Hall & Pianos.
Jeanine Truly’s first record as an independent solo artist in December, 2009 is an all-live studio album featuring some of New York’s most bright, up & coming talent. Music, she says, “is what reminds us of our spirit and our humanity. I wanna love, I wanna sing, want to inspire and help to bring us together.” She is happy and proud to be part of the funk and soul renaissance now re-drawing the map of New York City’s music.