Jenny Burton

Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world as both as a solo performer and with The Jenny Burton Experience.

Produced almost exclusively by Peter Link, she has had a long and varied career as both a Dance Music/R&B artist and a Gospel artist. A consummate performer, Ms Burton has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world with her inimitable style of tear down the house energy and commitment. Daughter of a South Bronx minister, Jenny brings to her music a passion and devotion making Inspirational music at its best.

Biography

Jenny Burton has had a long and varied career as a superb vocalist working successfully in Dance Music, R&B, Gospel and Inspirational Music.

WFM recently released The Best Of Jenny Burton, along with a 64 page commemorative Digi-Book chronicling over three decades of music making. Also, her CDs Reaching Out From The Inside and I Think On These Things continue to be two of Watchfire Music’s best sellers.

Her CD, Released!, is a terrific compilation of some of her best work, previously unreleased, from the late 80s and early 90s.  It is a retrospective of both her R&B styles and her Inspirational path.

In the first series of the Watchfire Music Listening Room concerts, in March, April and May of 2011 at 583 Park in New York City, Jenny performed to sold-out audiences.

In the late 80s and early 90s Burton had four national number one R&B/Dance hits. One More Shot, rose to Billboard’s number five slot and led to Burton’s first major-label solo deal.  Atlantic Records released her first LP, In Black & White, which included the hit single, I Remember What You LikeBad Habits, off her second album was a #1 dance hit in America and rose to #12 on the R&B charts. She has to her credits as well two gold records from films — Harry Belafonte’s Beat Street and White Nights starring Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Moving more into an Inspirational direction, she created with producer/composer Peter Link, The Jenny Burton Experience, an award winning Inspirational group ran for seven years to sold out standing room only audiences at New York City’s “Don’t Tell Mama”.  The Jenny Burton Experience also opened at Trump Marina for Al Green, performed with The Gap Band and Morris Day and The Times at The Indianapolis Black Expo for 80,000 people, opened for Stevie Wonder at Lincoln Center in NYC, and completed a one month run headlining at Resorts International in Atlantic City.

Along the way she sang at the Gospel Music Awards in Nashville and performed in the 2005 Movie Guide Awards in Hollywood, played a recurring role on ABC Television’s soap opera “All My Children” and has over the past several years starred in numerous industrial shows for Fortune 500 companies all over the world.  She also performed in a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Don King in New York City and as a featured performer in Black To Broadway at B.B. King’s world famous club.  She also performed in Watchfire Music’s Joy Ride Concert in New York City.

Quotes

A glorious explosion of sound that embraces everyone in a "Hallelujah" of harmonies ... A roller-coaster ride through R&B, pop and gospel.

Wayman Wong, New York Daily News

How lucky to come across the beautifully sung Jenny Burton Experience. A superslick, pop-gospely entertainment, the Experience stars the sleek but fiery Burton. The nine-voice choir behind her is so pristine it sounds like it's been remixed and mastered in advance.

Michael Musto, The Village Voice

Albums

Songs

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