Each month, Guelph Arts Council features a video of one of it’s musical members. For October, they visit multidisciplinary artist Jenna Kessler, who released an EP earlier this year.

For the last decade, Jenna has been working as a farmer and illustrator, cultivating a relationship with the land and memorializing plants and landscapes in her paintings. In between, she was carefully crafting a collection of songs that reflect her unique, artistic vision of the world and careful attention to detail. Her poetic new EP, A Still Life, is the culmination of these reflections in musical form. These piano-driven songs are written through the observation of a quiet moment, translating that feeling of stillness into melody and harmony. The intimate themes are decorated with surprise ragtime twists, staccato horn lines, soaring cello sections, and howling harmonies.

Watch below, Jenna Kessler’s “Forest Black and Warm”

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Visiting Jenna’s website will allow you to learn about this multidisciplinary artist’s music as well as other creative endeavours. You may purchase Jenna’s latest EP “A Still Life” on Bandcamp, where we like to remind you each month that they have committed to continue forgoing their share of artist sales on the first Friday of each month until the end of the year. That means you have three more months after this one to put a little more money in the pockets of Jenna Kessler and many of your other favourite musicians.

  • Original Content courtesy of Guelph Arts Council, available via Guelpharts.ca. Guelph Arts Council is a collaborative content partner of artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts, as they provide a link and share information between artists and arts organizations and the community of Guelph, Ontario.