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Jennifer Batten & Pat Yadon
JENNIFER BATTEN & PAT YADON
Guitarist JENNIFER BATTEN
The buzz on Jennifer Batten rose from the guitar underground, and the guitar magazines promptly began chronicling her savvy musicianship and highly original approach to the electric guitar.
A major turning point came when she was selected from over one hundred guitarists to play in Michael Jacksons highly skilled band which toured the world over a ten year period supporting his multi million record setting CDs; Bad, Dangerous, and HIStory. She also appeared with Jackson in the Superbowl XXVI half time show airing to 80 nations (1.5 billion people). This was the largest TV viewing audience in history.
During the off time between Jacksons tours Jennifer released two solo CDs Above, Below, and Beyond and Momentum, both of which caught the ear of British guitar icon Jeff Beck who asked her to join his band shortly after the HIStory tour wrapped up in the spring of 1998. They joined forces for 3 years on the CDs Who Else, and You Had It Coming which were both supported by world tours. A DVD is available of this collaboration entitled Jeff Beck Live in Tokyo 1999.
Jennifer has authored two music books, three instructional DVDs, and has now released three solo CDs venturing from world beat and rock n roll, to electronica. Her newest release is a collaboration with vocalist Marc Scherer for 2017s Scherer Batten Battlezone Shes toured the globe with various formats, including performing a solo multimedia show in synch with films shes made. She did a guitar residency for the Cirque Du Soleil show Zumanity in Las Vegas, and has also done thousands of music workshops.
In Jan 2016 she received the She Rocks Icon award and recently also was inducted into Guitar Player Magazines Gallery of the Greats. Her latest project in part as an effort to retire from constant international touring is Portlands Jennifer Batten & Full Steam band featuring some of Portlands finest talent. This is a band offering a variety of genres of dance music from Michael Jackson, to Prince, Hall and Oats, Huey Lewis, Toto, and Van Halen.
PAT YADON started playing drums at age 12 and two years later was playing in local Southern Oregon clubs. Also singing background vocals in various bands he soon learned that he had a vocal gift which undeniably stood out. Throughout his journey as a drummer he was being asked to sing more and more until ultimately he became a front man. He holds an AA degree in Recording Engineering from the Audio/Video Institute in Hollywood California where he studied with Andy McKinzie (Megadeath,Lita ford, Bruce Hornsby) and Michael Flicker (Heart).
He is an accomplished songwriter with three original CDs to his credit. His first solo CD Sensible Nonsense, featured a single Ill Always Love You which received considerable airplay. As lead singer for Jennifer Batten and Full Steam Pat delivers a high energy powerful original tone, seasoned with years of experience and dedication. Graced with inspiring recognition from colleagues, clients, and fans alike, hes often praised as a Top North West area talent.
Performance of 'Bad' from the Dangerous Tour Concert on July 15, 1992. This particular concert took place on July 15, 1992, at the Valle Hovin Outdoor Stadium in Oslo, Norway, to a crowd of 35,000 fans.