Jane Jensen

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Jane Jensen (born December 9, 1970) studied art, dance, music and theatre at Columbia College Chicago. She began performing in avant-garde productions at the Organic Theatre Company, Pavo Arts Center and various performance art venues and nightclubs. Jane co-produced three episodes of “Artists Uncensored Television” with Eden H. Roemer that featured her own work as well as other Chicago area artists including Jim Marcus, Jon Schnepp, and Erika W. Brown.

Jensen was a dormitory room neighbor to comic book artist Alex Ross, and was a photographic model for some of his characters. From 1991-1995, Jensen recorded under the names Eve, LadyVox, X-Venus and then as Oxygiene 23 with Die Warzau producing.

In 1992, Jensen moved to New York to join the Isadora Duncan Dance Group at the American Academy of the Arts in Tribeca. In 1995, Jensen starred as Juliet in Troma Entertainment’s Tromeo & Juliet, written and directed by James Gunn and Lloyd Kaufman.

In 1997, Jensen released an electronic rock CD titled Comic Book Whore, that featured her caricature art and was released by Flip/Interscope Records. She toured the US and Australia as a musician and caricature artist. Band members included music producer Craig Kafton and Siouxsie and the Banshees guitarist John Valentine Carruthers.

In 2000, Jensen toured and recorded with the all-girl spunk band The Dolls with Sandy Brockwell, Cat Oberg, Emily Barracano, Dawn McGrath, Kate Skater and Vanessa Johnson. The Dolls performed regularly for Troma Entertainment and independent film festivals.

Jensen had a recurring role in USA network’s The Big Apple in 2001.

In 2003, Jensen released another solo album titled Burner on her own label Autozen Music. Produced by Craig Kafton and Martin Bisi, this release won best alternative album from the largest independent music awards, Just Plain Folks in 2004. Burner was followed in 2007 by My Rockabye, which was recognized by Unisong for excellence in songwriting.

In 2008, comic book artist Gene Ha represented Jensen's “Comic Book Whore” in an issue of DC comic’s Top 10.

Her song "Luv Song" was used in the season two episode of The Good Wife titled "Cleaning House" in the scene where Kalinda vandalizes Blake's car.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Comic Book Whore 4 1
2000 Burner 3

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