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 WA’s best venues incl. DownStairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Ellington Jazz Club, Laneway Lounge, Universal Bar, Perth Town Hall, Rigby’s Bar, and the Don Russell, Kalamunda, Mandurah, and Subiaco Performing Arts Centres. He has also performed live on X Factor, Access 31, Aurora TV, RTR FM, Telethon, Pirate Radio, Heritage Radio, & Twin Cities Radio.
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.