Born in Florida, raised in Washington (West Coast, Best Coast), Jenny Young found her deep love of trombone during her undergraduate degree after many years of study in other musical areas. An avid soloist, Jenny has given performances across the U.S. and internationally. Her playing has been described as "emotional," "gripping," and "impassioned." She currently has two personal commissions, five live premieres, one U.S. premiere, and will continue to bring new music to the scene that expresses and inspires activism for social and environmental causes. Jenny also enjoys bringing a fresh new perspective to the classics.
In 2020, Jenny was honored to receive the Interdisciplinary Student Projects in Artistry or Research Grant from Northern Illinois University to commission a multi-media work for brass quintet and video addressing current events and issues. This work premiered on April 25, 2021 and is part of a larger project called The Re-Sensitization Project which is currently in progress.
Her inspiration and motivation come from a desire to make a positive difference in the world around her.
Jenny received her Performer's Certificate from Northern Illinois University, her Master's in Music from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her Baccalaureate degree with a dual emphasis in Trombone Performance and Music Technology from Seattle Pacific University. Her primary instructors have been Dr. Andrew Glendening, Dr. Ben McIlwain, Dr. David Krosschell, and Dr. Danny Helseth.