Little Jenny: voc, harp, guitar
Mia Kempff: bass, voc
Lotta Partapuoli: guitar
Justina Lakin: drums
Little Jenny & the Blue Beans are a sultry Blues Rock act from Scandinavia. They are four experienced, skilful positive funny and dynamic ladies that just LOVE to improvise and surprise you on their musical jorney. The today lineup resides from 2001 and since then their career has seen them feature at many of the major European Festivals. Little Jenny herself has been the recipient of two of the top Swedish blues awards: the Jan Rosenqvist award in 1998 and the Amal blues festival award in 2001. She is now considered to be one of Sweden’s greatest blues harmonica players. Little Jenny has a fine blues pedigree having toured and recorded with the likes of Eric Bibb between 1990 and up till today, and has toured Germany dozens of times with MONAC BLUES BAND. Other career highlights include her performing at the Mustique Blues Festival with the English blues diva Dana Gillespie. Alongside Little Jenny, all the band members have years of experience backing a large number of Sweden’s most famous artists and enjoy endorsement from some of Scandinavia’s top industry players. The blue beans has also a strong eager to spread the world of blues to the younger generation. Regularly they are making school concerts and workshops for adolescents. Combining concerts with workshops is also an option for those interested.
Here are some examples of highlights in the last 3 years of the Blue Beans history.
Dark Season Blues Festival Svalbard (ICE BEAR LAND!)
Gloucester Blues Festival UK
Maryport Blues Festival UK
Eutin Blues festival Germany
Amal Blues Festival Sweden
Radio Recording Paul Jones BBC radio 2 (broadcasted in all UK)
National Television TV4 Sweden live recording
Cahors Blues Festival France
Djurs Blues Land Denmark
Voxtock Blues Festival Belgrad Serbia
Belgium Rhythm’n Blues Festival Peer.
So what can you expect from a Little Jenny and the Blue Beans gig? They play a suggestive bluesrock mix. Harmonica and guitar duels are common interspersed with refreshing drum solos when least expected. 90% of the songs are originals and their philosophy is that they are best experienced LIVE - the connection between the audience and the band being the most essential element in their playing.
Little Jenny & the Blue Beans are:
Little Jenny – bluesharp, lead vocal, guitar Mia Kempff – bass, lead vocal. Lotta Partapuoli – guitar Justina Lakin – drums, backup vocal
Little Jenny & the Blue Beans have released 2 CD:S
1) “Hot Spicy Dish”. Released: 1 of March 2006. Studio album. Produced and recorded by Frost and co produced and recorded by Little Jenny and the Blue Beans guitarist, Lotta Partapuoli.
2) “Little Jenny & the Blue Beans Live! Nefertiti Bluesshow” Scana SCANACD 8542 Distribution