Meet Your NYS Music Staff: Writer Jenni Wilson


Jennifer Wilson joined the team in the Fall of 2012, writing about shows in and around the Capital Region, specifically the Albany area. She has spent a significant amount of time around live music, growing up with two parents who both played in bands and introduced her to much of the music she listens to and appreciates today. From a young age she traveled to many shows and festivals with her family, seeing everything from bluegrass, to jazz, to psychedelic jam bands. Later in life she established her own love for music, branching off from the roots that were established at a young age. Some of Jenni’s favorite bands include Phish, Sound Tribe Sector 9 and the Grateful Dead.

Jenni also runs the Albany local promotion company Zen Rose Productions, booking a wide array of artists that have included Abakus, The Manhattan Project, Organik Time Machine, Business Casual Disco and many more. Jenni recently graduated with her Bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Now she spends her time painting, traveling, seeing live music and spending a significant amount of time with her two German shepherds, Django and Dharma (pictured above with Jenni). She currently lives in Albany.

Her Musical Bucketlist includes The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Van Morrison, David Grisman, Talking Heads, Elton John, Daft Punk and Yanni. Follow Jenni on Twitter