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

— Waterbug Records

Jenny is an award-winning singer, songwriter, poet, and photographer.  She posts a photo and haiku on social media every day as #haikumilieu, and they are collected in the Haiku Milieu book, audiobook, soundtrack…and now, the Haiku Milieu YouTube Channel, with more than 75 songs written by artists inspired by her Haiku Milieu photos and haiku! 

When the world is not in quarantine, she has three monthly musical residencies for her own original music at FitzGerald's, Hey Nonny, and Friendly Tap.  She teaches songwriting at The Old Town School of Folk Music, creates an exclusive haiku and photo each week for the Sunday Haiku Milieu Email Club, and offers a live meditation Sunday through Friday mornings at 6:30 am via Zoom.  


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Haiku Milieu: Singer/Songwriter

Jenny Bienemann Music page on Facebook, Chicago, IL

Tune in at 7:30 pm for 24 brand new songs inspired by the photo and haiku of Jenny Bienemann's Haiku Milieu!

“Haiku Milieu: Begin with the End in Mind.” More than 20 amazing songwriters set out on a perilous journey to write a song based on a Haiku Milieu photo and haiku, knowing it would have to become a video. Some undertook collaboration, on top of that! Did they all make it? Did it impact their songwriting process? And how much or a role did it play in the mass exodus of COVID-19 beards from the landscape? JOIN US and see. With Jenny Bienemann, Robin Bienemann, Bianca Bee, Jim Basten, Bill Brickey, John Carpender, Halliday Carpender, Henry Alden Carpender, Steve Dawson, Melanie Devaney, Earnest and Troubled, Mike Janowski, Rebeca Jasso, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Bob Kolar, Sue Fink, Hannah Frank, Robinlee Garber, Kathy Greenholdt, Marshall Hjertstedt, Steve Hughes, Jeanne Kuhns, Tim Menard, Patti Shaffner, Alton Smith, Michael Taylor, Cheryl Tomblin, Rick Vines, Dave Walker, Jodi Pulick Walker, Lindsay Weinberg, John Wendland.

VIA FB LIVE! Jenny Bienemann and Friends

Facebook Live, 6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

Jenny Bienemann's monthly show featuring the Midwest's finest singer songwriters in an intimate, acoustic song-around at 7 pm, a featured artist set at 8 pm, and Jenny and Friends from 9 pm on.

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