I am an award-winning and popular musician that plays various instruments such as the Chinese Transverse Bamboo Flute (Dizi), the Chinese Vertical Bamboo Flute (Xiao), the Chinese Bottle Gourd Silk (Hulusi), the Chinse Reed Flute (Bawu), the piano and the Chinese Zither (Guzheng). I am also a singer and song-writer. My musical journey started under the guidance of many of the most well-known professors in China, such as Chunling Lu (Dizi), Yue Chen (Dizi & Xiao), Xiaosheng Zhao (piano) and Baili Fang (piano). I achieved level ten in both the Chinese Bamboo Flute (Dizi) and the piano. I graduated from the Northwestern University, and pursued further study at the Berklee School of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music in China.
I have performed in hundreds shows for major organizations around the world. I have worked with lots of non-profit organizations including the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, DCASE, and the Illinois Arts Council Foundation. I have been hired by many corporations, for instance, the Hutchison Whampoa Limited, MGM Grand, Caesars Entertainment, Northern Trust, and many more. I have also traveled to headline concerts in many cities including but not limited to LA, NY, LV, Lake Tahoe, Knoxville, Muscatine, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul.
I have won many awards. Crowned as 2015 Miss Friendship Ambassador of Chicago, I had the honor of representing Chicago in the Miss Chinese International Pageant hosted by TVB in Hong Kong. In 2017, I received the Outstanding Overseas Musician Award by CCTV Huaren Channel. I am also the the first prize winner for the sixth annual CCTV Star of Talent Competition in the Shanghai region, and as well as the first prize winner for the first annual Chicago's Got Cantonese Talent Singing Competition hosted by Asian Pop-Up Cinema in Chicago. I have been invited as a judge for many local talent competitions, such as the first annual Voice of Chicago Talent Contest, the eighth annual Voice of UIC Singing Contest and the tenth and eleventh annual Voice of University of Chicago Singing Contest.
I have also performed and was interviewed by many major TV and Radio stations, for instance, CCTV China, NBC, ABC, the Style Network, WMFT and WNDZ. Featured on numerous publications, for example, Xinhua News, People's Daily, Chicago Magazine and Time Out Chicago, I also appeared on the magazine covers such as the Angel Rising Magazine's October Issue and the World Class Beauty Queens Magazine's March Issue. "Jennifer's excellent musical ability and graceful appearance is a beautiful scenery of Chicago, which has attracted the audience and intoxicated the critics", wrote Sing Tao Daily. With a loyal following on various social media sites, I released my original single “Foam of the Ocean” to rave reviews, and I was chosen as the lead female singer for the official theme song “Moving as One” of the China's Guantang Lake Tourism Zone.
I am the band lead for the Chicago Chinese Music ensemble and has assembled a rock band that constantly tours around the midwest area. I was also elected as a board member for the Chinese American Museum of Chicago and an associate board member for the Vander Cook College of Music.
I am a Shanghai Native and I currently live in Chicago, Illinois. I enjoy traveling, listening to music, playing with my dog Martini, exploring different cuisines, and great times with friends.