Showtime Concert Series: Jennifer Batten & Full Steam
- Date: 07/25/2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Location: Shute Park
750 SE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
- Introduction: Expert guitarist Jennifer Batten will appear with Full Steam.
Jennifer Batten began playing guitar at age 8. She took lessons with various teachers learning a multitude of styles, leading up to her biggest musical education leap at Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
In 1987, she began a ten year stint as lead guitarist for Michael Jackson for all of his solo world tours supporting the CD’s Bad, Dangerous, and HIStory. She also joined Jackson at Superbowl 26 which aired to 1.5 billion people. This work was shortly followed by three years recording and touring with British guitar icon, Jeff Beck.
She’s released four CDs, three of which were guitar oriented and covered many styles. The newest one released late 2017 was produced by Survivor’s Jim Peterik and is a pop CD with gifted vocalist Marc Scherer. Jennifer has written several music books and recorded three instructional DVD’s for truefire.com. She’s worked for Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas and continues to tour the globe in various formats and bands as well as performing solo in synch with films she makes.