Episode 6

Jen Murdza | LA-based singer-songwriter and software engineer, working to help independent labels keep more of their money.

Published on: 15th April, 2021

I talk with Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Jen Murdza. Her songwriting style has been described as "an ironic marriage of somber lyrics and playful, rhythmic grooves." The Boston Globe wrote, "vocal standout, Jen Murdza, has beaten the pack by continually defying genres." Recording artist, Brandy Carlisle said, "I got to see Jen’s set and thought it was really amazing. It was really nice to see another girl singing really big and singing loud. We may kidnap her and take her on the rest of the tour with us.”

Jen’s career highlights include: Being XM Satellite Radio, Radar Report’s "Artist of the Week," a Boston Music Awards Nominee for "Best New Act," a Starbucks Music Makers Semi-finalist, and a part of New York's Songwriter Circle at The Bitter End (alumni include Vanessa Carlton and Nora Jones).

Jen is also a software engineer, working with a company that has created a platform enabling independent and small labels to keep more of their money and not have to work with and rely on (often) predatory large record labels.

Find Jen's music wherever you listen - and check out her website: http://www.jenmurdza.com/

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What's Art Got to Do With It?
Unleash your aesthetic consciousness.
What's Art Got to Do With It? is communal pondering with creators and others about aesthetic experiences and approaches to art and life. Rooted in the idea that we share a mutualism with one another and the natural world, conversations are wide-ranging and often veer off course.

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Deb Ondo

Deb Ondo is a contemporary oil painter living in Massachusetts. Her work explores the sacred alchemy that exists between human beings and the natural world. Deb's paintings have been exhibited through Emerge Gallery in New York. Her work can be found on Artsy.

Deb also manages marketing and communications for a national nonprofit. She worked in local television for twenty years and has been honored with five broadcast Emmy Awards and a Pat Weaver Broadcast Journalism Award. Deb co-produced the film, ArtSpirit, which explores Provincetown, Massachusetts, from its 1920s standing as the largest art haven in the world to its present-day status as a resort town.