No matter the event -- whether it be faire, festival, or gathering -- our music is a ministry. We aim to touch others' lives with our music; to unite people from all different paths, and give them joy -- even if for a brief moment.
Bell Book and Canto is a vivacious group of women with the yearning to create music. They are proud to call the majority of the music in their performances "theirs," with shows composed of a number of originals, as well as traditional and classical covers. They perform music from a slew of different genres, ranging from folk to sacred, along with classical and contemporary. The girls also have a lot of fun writing and performing women's bawdy tunes and drinking songs -- because they can't let the boys have all the fun! Many audiences enjoy their variety of fun, rowdy tunes, including the occasional song about poor life choices, with a pirate shanty thrown in for good measure. Sprinkled throughout their shows, you will find beautiful harmonies and complex dynamics, as well as lilting tunes, and refrains that ring of yesteryear. In the end, music is how Bell Book and Canto celebrate their respective paths, worldviews, and spiritualities -- and they love sharing those passions with their audience.
We are available for many types of events, including: faires, spiritual retreats and gatherings, seasonal festivals, and weddings. For information about whether we are a good fit for your event, please contact us. Thank you for your consideration!
If you're looking for someone to blame for Bell Book and Canto, look no further! Jennifer Jones has been writing music since her second piano lesson. She studied vocal performance and music composition at Western Michigan University for just under three years, and currently writes a large amount of the group's original music. She pulls inspiration from her favorite composers; mainly Bach's counterpoint and Debussy's impressionistic harmonies, making her melodies vivid and interesting, and the harmonies full and beautiful. Known for her coloratura vocal qualities and flexibility, she is generally heard anywhere from the low tenor ranges to high in the rafters. Jenn's ability for bringing the best out of anyone's vocal cords is second to none, and her boisterous and gregarious nature make for a great stage show. Jenn has been quoted to love four things in the world: music, food, her animals, and her husband. It's also safe to say that the group itself, and its members, hold a very special place in her heart.