Jenny Bienemann

With a mission to find the extraordinary in the everyday, Jenny Bienemann is an award-winning singer-songwriter with six albums to her credit. Her songs have been featured in TV, film, and theatre.  

She is a published author, the poet and visual artist behind the Haiku Milieu series which includes three books, an audiobook, a soundtrack, the Sunday Haiku Milieu Email Club, the Haiku Milieu YouTube channel, and a concert series of songs inspired by Haiku Milieu.

There have been 15 Haiku Milieu Concerts at venues throughout Chicagoland including FitzGerald's, Hey Nonny, Uncommon Ground and more. Artists from more than 15 states have participated, and more than 300 songs have inspired by her haiku – so far! Live performances and artist videos of Haiku Milieu songs are captured on the Haiku Milieu YouTube channel.

In addition to serving as Vice President of Development at the Music Institute of Chicago, she teaches workshops, including her multi-week series "Bringing Your Songs To Life," "Song (W)ripening" and "CREATE" at places like Old Town School of Folk Music, Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters, and high schools and colleges.

More information at, and @haikumilieu on YouTube.

Her songs are fresh and honest, falling somewhere between winking innocence and worldly detachment.”

— Waterbug Records

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Every Soul Grows to the Light is Jenny's best recording yet - most highly recommended!” - Lilli Kuzma

Folk Festival, WDCB

When you look at a painting, you may see through the artist's eye. When you listen to Jenny's songs, you hear the whisper of her muse.” - George Maida

— WCVE, The Eclectic Crowde

Listen carefully - Jenny has much to say in a quiet way. One of the best CDs in my mailbag!” - Chris McGill

WSPN, Simpatico