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"It has all the elements of it - funky bass line, a Daft Punk/Niles Rodgers-esque guitar hook... and the smooth rapper/singer combo ...A DJ could play a full album of this kind of Jenna Dean and be set for the night. For fans of: Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, supporters of Louisville hip hop.”

–Will Ford,

Based in Lousville, KY / Venice, CA
Founded in 2013
Genre: #HipHop #Soul #Funk 
Label: SonaBLAST! Records

The rebellious vibe of rock 'n roll fused with the cultural commentary, elevated discourse and social justice pleas of Hip-Hop creates music that can reach various audiences but still carry the same message. This sound is rooted in funk, soul, rhythm and blues. Their style oscillates between scholarship and seduction.

In a time of great change in our country, Jenna Dean lends its voice to real-life issues that connect to the listener, giving them music not just to dance to, but to also reflect on. Their latest release of the single “Prayer” featuring outstanding vocalist Carly Johnson and latest release "Apathy" featuring My Morning Jacket's Patrick Hallahan, speaks to social issues troubling our nation, offering hope through the unity of positive thoughts and prayers, regardless of race, religion, or other social dividers.

APATHY - Jenna Dean f/ Patrick Hallahan
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PRAYER - Jenna Dean
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Summer's Over (working demo) - Jenna Dean f/ Carly Johnson
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Ambition - Jenna Dean f/ Otis Junior
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Classic - Jenna Dean
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CLOSER - Jenna Dean
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Most Beautiful - Jenna Dean
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Pretty Brown Eyez - Jenna Dean
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Gospel choir to be added for Summer's Over
A Q&A with Jenna Dean's Anthony Raspberry and sonaBLAST! Records president Gill Holland. 
Prayer (ft. Carly Johnson) Studio Footage at La La Land

Filmed by Soozie Eastman

A candid peek at Jenna Dean working and recording in the studio. Jenna Dean spent the summer in La La Land Studio in Louisville, Kentucky working on their newest album with Kevin Ratterman. Songs from this album include "Prayer" "Apathy" "Venice Beach" and more. 

Yesterday (Beatles cover) [Official Music Video]


Music Video filmed (2013) by Kertis Creative featuring students from AMPED (Academy of Music Production Education and Development), a nonprofit youth program cofounded by JENNA DEAN guitarist Dr. Jason D'Mello. The location of the video is in Louisville, Kentucky in the NULU neighborhood, in front of Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive wall. Learn more about this global art instillation at

Video Teaser (Jenna Dean)


Footage from our show with Here Come the Mummies at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY

Directed by Sam Newton.

For Press/Media Inquiries:

Sydney Strabala

(714) 343-7360

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Jason D'Mello

Guitarist / record producer,

Dr. Jason D'Mello is also a college professor and social entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California.

Anthony Raspberry

Vocalist and visionary of Jenna Dean. When Anthony is not rapping or producing music he is a serial entrepreneur in both real estate and photography. 

*The band also includes​ multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and prolific songwriter, Jamison Taylor French the gospel music virtuoso pianist/composer and hip hop drummer Joel Goodwin, bassist & sound engineer and Program Director for a youth music nonprofit Jon "JP” Poww.

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