Jake Dennis is a Perth jazz singer and poet who currently performs with Mint Jazz Band (www.mintjazzband.blogspot.com). Jake Dennis is also a regularly published poet.
A soulful jazz, swing, blues, and contemporary music vocalist, Jake Dennis’ talent lies in his ability to capture audiences with his heartfelt performances and theatrical stage presence. Performing since 8 years of age, Jake has done shows at Perth’s best venues incl. DownStairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, The Ellington, Rigby’s Bar & Bistro, Subiaco Arts Centre, Laneway Lounge, Perth Town Hall, SOOL Cafe Piano Bar, Pirate Bar, Universal Bar, Perth Blues Club, Jazz Fremantle, X-Wray Cafe, La Monakella, and Wolf Lane. He has also performed live on Access 31, Aurora TV, RTR FM, Telethon, & Twin Cities Radio FM.
Jake Dennis has been published in journals such as Art Monthly Australia, Cordite Poetry Review, Lost Coast Review USA, Page Seventeen, Poetry NZ, Strutco UK, Voiceworks, and Westerly. He won the 2014 Right Now: Human Rights Poetry Competition and the 2011 Now & Then: Literature Prize. He was a Young Writer in Residence at the Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and has been a featured poet for the 2012 WA Poetry Festival and the 2013 KSP Festival of the Asian-Australian Voice.
Jake Dennis was the 2009 Editor of Grok Magazine and worked as a freelance journalist for Drum Perth, Science Network WA, and MeDeFacts. He previously worked at The University of Western Australia and volunteered with RSWA.