Jennifer is a dedicated writer and editor of The Serenade Files. Born in Manila, Philippines, she has lived in Australia since the age of 4. Raised in Sydney, she studied music and drama from the age of 12, and dance from the age of 9.
Between 2004 – 2006, Jennifer featured as a vocalist for Wayne Cornell’s Back to the Tivoli shows, and toured the country extensively as a singer for The Von Trapp Family, a corporate comedy show band; a highlight was sharing the stage with Human Nature.
Jennifer has been a support act vocalist and dancer for many Filipino recording artists touring in Australia including: Gary Valenciano, Vina Morales, RJ Rosales, Kuh Ledesma, and Martin Nievera. She has made TV guest appearances on Channel 9 and GMA7 (Philippines) and was a cabaret performer for Skeed Entertainment and Australian Network Entertainment agencies.
Jennifer has worked as a producer / performer in the Adelaide and Sydney Fringe Festivals (2012, 2014, and 2018). She has performed in professional and non-professional musical productions including her professional debut as Kim in the Australian Tour of Miss Saigon in 2007 – 2008.
Other notable credits include Eponine in Les Miserables (G & S SA), Mimi Marquez in RENT (MCMT), Mary Magdalene in The Cross (ACTS), and Linda Low in Flower Drum Song (AHA). Jennifer has featured in the ensemble for Carmen (Alexander productions) and Jekyll and Hyde (MCMT). She composes for voice, piano, and guitar and has two commercial releases: Keys to a woman’s heart (2012), and the EP, Jennifer Trijo (2008).
“Go where no one has gone, go all life long,
go as the beat goes on, go-getter this is your song.”
~ Jennifer Trijo
She is a scholarship recipient and graduate of Martin College and has completed a Diploma of Business (Management), as well as a Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education through the University of New South Wales. She lives and works in Adelaide, and was employed as Coordinator of Music and Performance R – 12 / Music Teacher at Mercedes College between 2013 and 2017.
In 2018, she is focusing on creative pursuits. She was musical director for Shrek The Musical (Adelaide Youth Theatre) and keyboardist for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Northern Light Theatre) and Sideshow (The Hills Musical Company). She has been cast in the original Australian company of Disenchanted (Mad About Theatre) – touring in Queensland and Victoria – and has been appointed musical director of Wicked (Adelaide Youth Theatre).