Jen Chapin is a singer-songwriter, educator, mother and food justice activist. She is a longtime Member of the Board of WhyHunger and also serves on the Advisory Boards of KIDS Can Make a Difference, FoodTank, Music2Life, her local CSA and the wellness council of her sons’ public school. Jen’s music is urban folk soul — story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful.. worth-savoring” (People), “addictive” (Boston Globe), “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller” while Relix regards her as “one of the freshest voices singing today.” Her new album Reckoning features the song “Feed Your Baby,” an intimate portrait of our broken food system.
In March 2014, Jen led the house band for the TEDxManhattan conference.