Updated: May 30, 2019
Jenny Vinatieri is a Grand Prize winner of the Divine Tracks Song Contest and a USA International and Unsigned Songwriting Competitions Semi-Finalist. She is also a Reverbnation Featured Artist and has received internet radio play around the world. Jenny is a two-time selected artist for the BWH Music Group "That's Summer" compilation albums. Jenny was born in Italy and raised in Spain. Her parents did not speak the same language in her early years so Jenny’s first language was a mix of made- up words in Spanish, English, and Italian. As such, Jenny discovered the universal language and healing nature of music and lyrics. Recently, Jenny had the honor of performing as the headliner for the Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure walk in Colorado Springs and had her remix track played at the annual YOT Club event. This year, Jenny is launching an Artist Development company called lyriXchange with a focus on mentoring, writing for, and developing future talent. Jenny will be featured on That Summer, Volume 2 , a sizzling summer compilation album featuring the best independent artists, from around the world, in multiple genres.
1. What is the name of the song you have featured on ‘That Summer, Volume 2’ - How does your song remind you of summer or how does it fit into a summer album? The name of my featured song is Phoenix. It's a love song for the Summer!
2. What is the inspiration behind your song? Or what is your song about? The song is about letting go of inhibitions and surrendering to passion and rapture and just being in the moment.
3. How did you write your featured song? Or can you describe your songwriting process? I heard the track and immediately thought it should be a love song. I wanted to write something to capture the mood I felt with the song. It just sounds and feels sexy and vulnerable at the same time. That's how Phoenix was born.
4. Of every song you have ever written, what is your favorite and why? Wow! That's a tough one as I really get attached to my songs. I actually remember where I was when each concept for a song came to me and the memory attached to it and I'm not done yet. I will say I had a lot of fun on this last album of mine which I recently released called "Phoenix". I really tried to take a lot of risks based on the feedback I received from my fans and critics. I challenge myself to try working with different sounds and concepts in an effort to create something new.
5. Who or what has inspired you most in your music career? Music inspired me. I know that may sound cheesy and obvious, but it's true. If you get a chance to read my bio, you'll know that I was placed in special-ed to learn how to speak and read. Music was my first language and the thing I could relate to. I found that I didn't have to understand the words in order to feel some sort of connection as the music stirred emotion and connection.
6. Tell us where you live and what the music scene is like there? I live in Colorado Springs. It is a melting pot of undiscovered artists. You can find just about any genre playing at one of our local pubs or clubs. There is a huge love of music in this community.
7. Do you have any advice for new independent artists who are just starting out? Stay true to who you are. Take risks and have fun. You will have your critics but just keep in mind that maybe they aren't your target market. Keep going!
8. What are your plans for the summer? Doing anything fun and exciting? I am heading to Utila for the summer. It's a small island where there aren't any cars allowed and it's secluded. There will be plenty of inspiration for writing new material.
9. What’s coming up in the future I am launching my Artist Development company lyriXchange. We have assembled a great team of industry professionals who will collaborate and provide a support platform for artists in the areas of coaching, development, songwriting, recording, production, photograph, videography, performance and management.
10. Tell us where fans can access your music. Reverbnation