Jennifer Trijo is a Filipino-Australian multi-disciplinary creative based in Adelaide. She holds a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (UNSW) and honed her craft as a cabaret singer and musician, touring with Skeed Entertainment. She is credited in notable theatre productions as a performer, orchestral musician, composer, and music director.

Jennifer is an actor at ActNow Theatre, a musician in the Nexus Arts Orchestra, and a voice coach at the Elder Conservatorium of Music training emerging music theatre artists. She has played the role of Baruska, an actor-musician in the Australian production of Once the Musical (Darlinghurst Theatre Company | Black Swan State Theatre Company), and has received praise for her performance in the role of Ms. Mendoza in The Deep North, the first African-Australian musical (South Australian Playwrights Theatre). Prior to this, she has performed the roles of Hua Mulan, Pocahontas, and Badroulbadour in Disenchanted (Mad About Theatre), and the role of Kim Alternate in the Australian Tour of Miss Saigon (Louise Withers & Associates | Michael Coppel).

As an orchestral musician and music director she has worked on the theatre productions: RENT (keys 2/guitar 2 – The Lot Theatre); Peter Pan (music director – Adelaide Theatre Academy); Mamma Mia (keys 2 deputy – Northern Light Theatre Company); Mamma Mia (music director/keys 1 – The Metropolitan Theatre Company of SA); A Thousand Cranes (composer/music director – The Gemini Collective); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (keys 1 – Northern Light Theatre Company); Wicked (music director – Adelaide Youth Theatre); and Shrek (music director – Adelaide Youth Theatre).

She regularly collaborates with freelance musicians and artists to create new work. Recent collaborations include Hyoshi in Counterpoint at OzAsia 2022 in which she performed compositions by Satomi Ohnishi on voice, piano, and accordion; Studio Synergy in which she accompanied singer-songwriter Joel Schroeder and visual artist Katie Dridan on piano and vocals; and a variety of events and festivals by Emma Knights Productions in which she performed her original compositions on acoustic guitar, voice, and piano.

Jennifer has written and produced the critically-acclaimed show Someday – a Mindful Cabaret which features her original music combined with spoken word and motivational talks based on mindfulness and psychology. She appeared as a panelist for WellFest Adelaide 2022 to speak about how the arts affects health and wellbeing. She has studied a Diploma of Positive Psychology and is passionate about how the arts can improve psychological wellbeing.

Current project

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

presented by Matt Ward Entertainment
playing at The Star Gold Coast
11 March to 9 April
Book via Ticketek

Jennifer’s latest Meditations

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Part 1

I am so delighted to share that I’ve been booked to perform in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical! It will be produced by Matt Ward Entertainment and presented at The Star, Gold Coast. I will be joining these gorgeous humans in bringing to life the story of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King. We start rehearsals…

The Deep North – the first African-Australian musical

During September and October 2022, I had the pleasure of performing in a new musical called The Deep North, produced by South Australian Playwrights Theatre with book by Matthew Hawkins and music by James Bannah Jr. After three weeks of rehearsal at the Adelaide Festival Centre, we had a limited season in The Space Theatre.…

Umbrella Festival is a wrap

During July, I played a number of gigs as part of the Umbrella Festival, South Australia’s winter music festival. The shows were produced by Emma Knights Productions. Emma, a prolific singer-songwriter herself, is an advocate for original music and I’m grateful that she’s included me in her artist lineup this year. I’ve performed at Urrbrae…

Once Australia – Part Two

I didn’t anticipate such a long break between part one and part two of my reflections on this particular project, however, life threw me and my fellow creatives an unexpected curve ball in mid 2021. Our last show was on Tuesday 22 June last year, following this we were in extended lock down in New…


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