Party on the Courtyard

Party on the Courtyard

Jenny O. takes on One Colorado

By John Sollenberger 08/07/2014

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The summer concert season is in high gear around Pasadena, with music seemingly everywhere. Saturday nights in August, One Colorado joins the fun with a series of free concerts, this week featuring singer-songwriter Jenny O. 


Jenny O. has a unique sound influenced by pop notables such as Harry Nilsson, Rickie Lee Jones, Randy Newman and Carole King. Her own music is characterized by a playful attitude and poignant songwriting. 


To date, she’s released an EP, 2010’s “Home,” followed by her full-length debut, last year’s “Automechanic.” The album seamlessly taps into a variety of styles, including ’70s R&B, modern folk and country, propelled by wailing guitar tones, driving drums and uplifting background harmonies. Touring to promote her music, she has opened for Leon Russell, Ben Harper and the Dave Matthews Band, to name just a few. 


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The free concert starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, in the heart of Old Pasadena. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit  


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