Jenny Blackadder QSM

Jenny Blackadder was born and raised in Christchurch New Zealand, and started her musical life at the age of 8 playing the Ukulele, soon followed by the Guitar.

When she was 22 she was given an old Banjo and was determined to master it as she loved its happy sound. She started playing Traditional Old Time Banjo then switched and formed a Jazz band, and went on playing Dixieland and Trad Jazz for a few years.

Jenny and her family then moved south to live, where, because there were other Jazz bands already playing there, she took up Country Music and just loved it.

That was the start of her amazing Country journey...

About this time Jenny also started playing the Pedal Steel Guitar and enjoyed playing both of these instruments in a country band. And in her spare time she loved to teach music to children. Playing concerts for charity also kept her really busy raising money for worthy causes.

Her rise into the top list of Country Entertainers in NZ began in 1979 at the South Island Country Music Awards in Christchurch where she took out 4 awards including The "South Island Overall Country Music Artist" and "The Most outstanding Country Music Artist of the year."

The following year saw Jenny travel to The NZ New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards in Gore, where she won the "Top Instrumentalist" and the 1980 "Overall Gold Guitar Award." > READ MORE

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Welcome to my new website, thanks for visiting. You can now listen to snippets from all my recordings online and purchase single tracks or entire albums.  > Read More
My new album It's Now Or Never is out now. You can listen to it and purchase it here on the website just head over the the Music Page. > Read More