Brenda RUdzinski is a jazz singer-songwriter.
Brooklyn-based vocalist and songwriter Brenda Rudzinski is a mixologist of sound. Her songs combine the story-telling tradition of American folk music with infectious pop rhythms and soulful jazz harmonies. Her most recent song, “Intellectual Lover” debuted by Sony Japan, shared a spot on Billboard’s no. 1 album “Spooky Hotel” by Senri Oe.
Brenda Rudzinski was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to a working class family, and grew up in Thompson, CT, a rural town in northern corner of the state. As a young child she spent countless hours imitating the songs of pop singers, and found that music took her beyond the confines of her small town to a world of limitless imagination. In grade school she pursued every musical and creative outlet she could find, but as a teenager, a weak high school music and cultural program shook her hopes for making music a realistic career goal.
After graduation she enrolled at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) and earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising in 1990. During her time in Boston, Brenda met many local musicians who encouraged her to pursue singing as a career.
In 2003, after more than a decade in the business world, Brenda quit her job as an technology buyer and moved to Paris, France to reinvent herself. There she studied voice with Karen Nimerela and took theory classes at Le CIM and The American School for Modern Music. She formed a jazz trio in the city and performed at notable clubs such as Café Universal and Sunset Sunside. Brenda returned back to the States in 2005 and enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in 2006 on scholarship. She graduated in 2011 with a double major in Vocal Performance and Songwriting. In the fall of 2011 Brenda moved to New York City. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and performs with her quartet. Brenda also is writing music for her debut album due out late 2017.