Jennifer is a passionate writer and curator of The Serenade Files. Born in Manila, Philippines, she has lived in Australia since the age of 4 and grew up in Sydney. Jennifer studied music and drama from the age of 12, and dance from the age of 9.
While growing up in Sydney, Jennifer performed as a featured vocalist for Wayne Cornell’s Back to the Tivoli shows, and toured the country extensively as a singer for The Von Trapp Family (2004 – 2006), a corporate comedy show band. A highlight was sharing the stage with Human Nature.
She was a cabaret performer for Skeed Entertainment and Australian Network Entertainment agencies. 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, and has made TV guest appearances on Channel 9 and GMA7 (Philippines).
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 (2007 – 2008).
Other theatre 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 also 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).
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 2008, she has focused on musical direction, and playing keyboards in the orchestras for musical theatre productions. She was recently musical director of Shrek The Musical (Adelaide Youth Theatre) and will be performing keyboards for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Northern Light Theatre) and Sideshow (The Hills Musical Company).