Jenny Bienemann

Jenny Bienemann is an award-winning poet, singer, songwriter, and visual artist with a mission to find the extraordinary in the everyday. With three critically acclaimed studio albums and two live albums, her music has underscored TV, film and theatre projects. She's offered classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music, Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters, and The Acorn Theatre. 

She began a daily practice of taking photos and writing haiku. What started as a lark quickly evolved into Haiku Milieu, a movement of creativity and community.  Today, there are four Haiku Milieu books, and more than 350 new songs inspired by Haiku Milieu, written by artists from across the United States. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune Arts Section, WGN Radio 720 in Chicago, Chicago Public Radio, Northern Illinois Public Radio, Naperville Magazine, and more. 

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