Jeannette Ferber is a San Francisco Bay Area vocalist. Her love of music spans many genres, leading her to share the stage with a range of artists from Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead to sacred world music ensemble, Ya Elah.
Jeannette has performed with bands including Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Achilles Wheel, The Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Bone Diggers, Magic in the Other, Disreputable Few, and Shamati, with artists including Dan Lebowitz (ALO), Reed Mathis, Scott Law and Sunshine Garcia Becker (Furthur), and in Ballet Afsaneh productions. She has recorded and performed with singer-songwriters including Gary Lapow, Ahri Golden, and Miriam Raziel. Jeannette has appeared on stages across the Bay Area including the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason, Ashkenaz, Slim's, and in Golden Gate Park at the Outside Lands music festival, as well as the Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam featuring musicians from San Francisco's legendary 1960's music scene.
Jeannette serves as a cantorial soloist for the Berkeley-based Jewish spiritual community, Torah of Awakening, and its band, Briah. Their album of original music featuring songs from their acclaimed musical Shabbat services, Ayn Od, was released in 2018.
She also sings regularly at Terrapin Crossroads, Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh's Marin county music venue and restaurant. She has appeared with Phil Lesh & Friends, the Terrapin Family Band and other Terrapin All-Star bands. For several Phil Lesh & Friends shows, she took on the role of Dead back-up singer, Donna Jean Godchaux, helping recreate historical concerts song for song. Among these shows was the fan favorite 5/8/77 performance at Cornell University, for which multiple-Grammy-award winner and current Dead & Company member, John Mayer, played in the band.
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