Jeni Magana

Bass / Vox / Clarinet

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I play bass and sing and specialize in the area where folk and bluegrass meet indie rock. I can record high quality tracks remotely. Let's make some music!

Hi! I'm a multi instrumentalist but I've spent most of my life focused on upright and electric bass. I grew up playing classical music and playing in rock bands, and discovered bluegrass in college which is funny because I went there to study jazz. Now I mostly split my time between playing electric bass (and bg vox) for indie pop acts, upright bass (and bg vox) on bluegrass and alt bluegrass tracks, and fronting my own band.

I have two beautiful double basses with different tones, a P bass, jag bass, fretless J bass, Teisco bass, Bass Station, Moog Mother-32, MicroBrute and an array of pedals so I can make sure to get the sound you want on your track. Other than bass, I sing and play clarinet. I also own Prophet and Minilogue polyphonic synths and love to make soundscapes.

I always take my time and go one step further than just what a "session" musician would play, and work to create interesting parts and get great sounds. Your project is unique and it's important that all the parts reflect that. Because I am a songwriter as well, I care a lot about the big picture and making sure to serve the song above all.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English

20 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by iain m.
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    Jeni gave me everything I was hoping for for this track. Adding a feel to the song that was true to my original intention.

    She responded so quickly and effectively to any issues arising - always aiming for the best possible outcome.

    Thank you Jeni for you hard work and commitment

  2. Review by Jim M.
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    Jeni provided two tracks (both double-mic: neck and bridge) of an upright bass recording for a song I composed and they were both superb! The recordings were very high quality and her performance captured that deep bass sound with a punchy mid-range in some sections just at the right moments. Her groove and improvisations added both rhythm and a melodic undertone that really made the song come alive. Her turn-around time was also very fast. Highly recommend!

  3. Review by Danyaal
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    Jeni is an absolute joy to work with! She really understands what a song needs and is able to deliver spectacular results! :)

  4. Review by Leanne P.
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    So excellent. Jeni did a beautiful job; it was exactly what I hoped for and more.

  5. Review by Danyaal R.
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    Jeni delivered an incredible upright bass part super quickly! I couldn't be more happy with everything! :)

  6. Review by Kevin J.
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    Jeni was amazing. She completed my entire project in less than 24 hours and exceeded my expectations. I can't recommend her enough!

  7. Review by Claire C.
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    Jeni did a wonderful job as always, her parts sound so lovely and she always turns it around fast. I couldn't be happier with the song! Super! Thanks Jeni!

  8. Review by Emily J.
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    Jeni is so talented and such a pleasure to work with!! She went above and beyond and gave me exactly what I needed for my track.

  9. Review by Claire C.
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    As always Jeni did a great job, the parts sound beautiful! Thank you Jeni!

  10. Review by Julian B.
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    Jeni was wonderful to work with and accommodated all of my requests with ease. The recordings she sent were brilliant quality. Highly recommended!

  11. Review by Claire C.
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    It's always great working with Jenni!

  12. Review by Britt Arnesen
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    Glad to have Jeni on my team!

  13. Review by Britt Arnesen
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    Very competent musician, great communicator. Jeni is well-organized with attention to detail and follow-through. Glad I hired her and will gladly do it again.

  14. Review by Sylvie H.
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    Wow! Jeni really came through with a last minute job. She nailed it, giving me multiple options/sounds to work with. A total pro and very appreciated.

  15. Review by Joshua M.
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    Jeni nailed it . . . I needed some classic sounding upright bass tracks, and she quickly delivered on two full-length options for me to pick and choose from. Her recording is clear and dynamic, her playing is great, and she has been a pleasure to work with. Can't wait to work with her again.

  16. Review by Claire C.
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    Absolutely five stars!! Jeni did such an amazing job, and her double bass part and playing are perfect for the song. The sound quality of her bass is warm and rich. I really couldn't be happier. Thank you Jeni for your beautiful music!!

  17. Review by Guy W.
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    Outstanding, as always!

  18. Review by Guy W.
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    Outstanding job. Responded well to revisions, and a challenge, melodically and rhythmically. Thanks again!!

  19. Review by Guy W.
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    Jeni did a great job on my song! She went above and beyond what was agreed upon. She responded well to my suggestions, was easy to work with, and produced perfect sounding tracks. Five stars!

  20. Review by Kyle C.
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    Jeni is a prompt and excellent communicator and true artist. Her interpretation of my direction was exactly what I was looking for and her voice has an authentic beauty that’s hard to put your figure on. Will come back again!

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I will discuss your goals with you and send you at least 2 fully flushed and comped .wav files. There will be a chance for 1 round of revisions on a project under the listed rates.

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