right now, she's singing: On an old record album, or over the airwaves,
or into the ear of some guy in an audio parts store. From the heights of
joy, or the burned-out basement of a broken heart, Jennifer Warnes is singing,
with a voice unlike any other, one of the purest in popular music, a rare
combination of strenth and fragility, a voice we've come to love from her
hit singles or discovered behind the titles in some of our favorite films.
Jennifer has accomplished much more than a list of memorable movie themes
and chart-topping songs. Her music has been equally at home on theater stages
and record charts the world over for more than three decades. She's sung
in Seminole, Spanish, French, Latin, German, and Hawaiian.
She's won three
Academy Awards for "Best Song," a pair of Grammys, and collected
a dozen chart hits, including three number ones and three top ten singles.
Jennifer's songwriting skill is also admired by her peers: Her tunes have
been covered by Bette Midler, Jann Arden, 10cc, Aaron Neville, and Linda
Ronstadt. And, in the highly competitive music business, she is among the
most sought-after session singers and vocal arrangers in the industry. She's
appeared as a guest vocalist on recordings by Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tina
Turner, Harry Belafonte, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, Sam and Dave, Jackson
Browne, Bobby Womack, Eric Johnson, Warren Zevon, Tanita Tikaram, and dozens
Her voice," says Cohen, "is like the California weather, filled with
sunlight. But there's an earthquake behind it."