Jeannine Hebb

Artist bio

Award-winning singer/songwriter Jeannine Hebb began her lifelong pursuit of music at only four years old. After developing a fascination with her grandmother's music box atop the living room piano, Jeannine would sit at the keys humming and plunking away until she figured out -- by ear -- how to play its only song, Dont Cry for Me Argentina.

As a shy kid from the suburbs of Boston, that moment sparked the start of her formal music training and marked a turning point in her life. An only child, she spent a lot of time alone in her room writing colorful songs and perfecting her piano skills. By 13, she was touring with a professional musical theater troupe and after several performances, it became clear that she was more comfortable on stage than she was off. Music had given her the guts and the gift-- to communicate. If I didnt discover music, I would still be the same shy little girl, she said. Music helped bring me out of my shell. All of a sudden I started singing and I became a different person.

Hebb packed her bags and headed to Berklee College of Music as a teenager. A short three years later, Jeannine graduated cum laude at the age of 20. She won a litany of awards, including both the Berklee Singer/Songwriter and Songwriting Showcase competitions two years in a row. She was chosen as the recipient of the Frank E. Remick and E. Ione Lockwood awards for excellence in music and vocal performance, and was honored with the Susan Glover Hitchcock scholarship for outstanding musicianship. Upon graduation, Jeannine received the Scott Benson scholarship for songwriters - the highest honor in the Berklee songwriting department.

After graduation, Jeannine moved to New York City to pursue her career. In 2007, she released her debut EP Too Late to Change Me. With clever chord structures and purposeful melodies, Jeannines well-crafted sound reflects her life-long study of music.