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Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Jen Trani was 13 years old when she picked up her first guitar, rescuing her mom’s dusty old acoustic from the family’s attic. Quickly developing a love for the instrument, Jen headed west to sharpen her craft at LA’s esteemed Musicians Institute, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music performance.
While studying at MI, Jen formed the folk-pop duo Jen & Abby with vocalist Abby Miller. With their quirky style and catchy tunes, the band soon gained a devoted   following through gigs at many renowned LA venues, including The Key Club, House of Blues, and Hotel Café. Following the release of their 2008 debut album Cannot Rearrange, the band’s music was featured in multiple films and television commercials.
Jen has been sought out by many other artists seeking her particular blend of expertise and performance savvy.
She relishes the chance to put her skills to the test in a wide variety of musical genres. In addition to writing and performing, Jen keeps busy as a private instructor to dozens of aspiring guitarists.  She also has done over 1000 online instructional videos totaling up to more than 90 million views for YouTube and  Her various "Learn Guitar" apps have over 400,000 downloads and has had an itunes #1 ibook on how to play guitar.

Golden - June 29, 2015

Here is how to play the new Travie McCoy & Sia track, Golden!  Really fun little guitar part!

Nirvana & Radiohead mashup - April 6, 2015

This is featuring the lovely Emiko Sylver (vox) and Val Chaikin (piano).  We are doing Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana mashed up with Creep by Radiohead.  

Another mashup featuring Leigh Golden - March 12, 2015

For this one I arranged "Chandelier" by Sia, "Sober" by P!ink, and "Sober" by Kelly Clarkson.  Then I just let Leigh sing her face off!  It was shot and mixed by the fantastic Andy Alseri (

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