creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

Thursday, April 6, 2017

JASON HAS MOVED! Websites that is

Hey everybody! I just wanted to make sure you have the latest updates on what is happening in my creative realms. I may still create posts here, but I generally have moved things over to my own website and blog at and hope you'll join me for all the adventures there!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Troubadour Trixter: The Tale of the Red or Blue Hat

Dear friends, it has been an emotionally challenging week (oh, let’s face it month, year, decade, life) and it is going to be a very rocky ride ahead as well. So seek your supports and find nourishment to continue.

Now more than ever we must balance between being diligently informed and socially consciousness (a job in itself sorting through all the misinformation) while providing ample opportunities to care for self, environment, and others. Personally the sharing of my voice, art, heart, and soul seems like one duty among countless others I cannot neglect.

So for a start I posted a simple little video on youtube that I hope you’ll watch:

I’m starting a new channel under the name Troubadour Trickster, a rebegin for my artistic branding. I’ve been toying with doing it since 2011, but finally moving toward that calling.

To be honest, making these types of videos and requests makes me quite uncomfortable. Surprising I know, but even while being a performance artist, there is something unsettling to me about eternal everywhere video over the forgiving charms of the ephemeral stage and my inner critic is never quite pleased with the result. But nevertheless this is an era where we have to get over our various discomforts and stay engaged. The time is now or else! And my passion is to share meaningful stories, songs, poems, and commentary that endeavors to be as illuminating and entertaining as possible to nourish us on the long, twisted journey ahead.

I’d love to hear what you think. And forgive me if I make multiple postings - one just has no clue what actually reaches people these days. Please check out the Troubadour Trixter channel on youtube. The first video there is my retelling of an old African folktale that is, unfortunately, quite relevant today.
I am grateful to be capable of channeling my emotions into the shameless expression my inner-child. Oh, and after the past week, in spite of yearnings to move out of the country, I love California more than ever.

Special thanks to Paul Manchester for illustrating the Troubadour Trixter logo for me. You’ll see variations of the it in the future, as the creative evolution progresses. But the logo will usually contain a type of hat, because I wear many of them, and it represents the mind as well as something constructed by humans. It will have a feather for it represents the animal world, movement, and aiming for the heights. It will have some type of flower, representing the plant kingdom, growth, blossoming creativity, pollinating ideas and the Flower of Life.

Thank you for gifting me your attention. Blissings!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Harold Norse Centennial Preparation @ Planet Queer's Rainbow Revolution

Performing Harold Norse @ Planet Queer - photo by Geronimo Quitoriano
Monday night Planet Queer released a Rainbow Revolution of love into the universe to counteract the hate, honor the dead, and dance with the fragile fleeting magic of life. I was honored to once again be a part of the monthly performance art evening co-hosted by Ian MacKinnon & Travis Wood, presenting a couple of poems by Harold Norse in preparation for the various upcoming centennial celebrations happening in San Francisco and Venice Beach/Los Angeles.

Video documentation of the preview performance below created by Robert Patrick Playwright. Special thanks to Zak Pence for his wonderful job with my make-up.

I'm enjoying the process of diving into Harold's work and finding ways in which to share his words fused with my queer spirit. There is such relevance to the events of our modern world and I hope that more people are turned on to Harold's poetry as a result of Todd Swindell's hard work in keeping his legacy going.

If you haven't heard of Harold Norse before, you're not alone. While unknown to the general public, he was respected by his peers in the Beat generation poets, like Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Bukowski, and James Broughton (whom I did a series of performances about in celebration of his centennial two years ago). Norse didn't promote his own work, so unfortunately got overlooked, but hopefull that is going to change with the upcoming celebrations on July 6 & 9 in SF and July 23 in Venice Beach. (click on poster for larger image)

I look forward to sharing more of the process in the weeks to come, but for now, enjoy the video and photographs of the piece in development.

photo by Steven Reigns

photo by Geronimo Quitoriano 
photo by Geronimo Quitoriano
photo by Geronimo Quitoriano

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

TOURing Once Again with Stuart Timmons!

It is my pleasure to announce that I will once again be producing and directing the Stuart Timmons' City of West Hollywood LGBTQ History Mobile Tour thanks to a grant from The One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival on Saturday, June 4!

You can check out more information at 

I am thrilled to present this production once again for the public. It was a highlight of my 2015 and one of the most fun projects to be involved with. I learned and continue to learn so much about the history of Los Angeles & West Hollywood, gaining even greater respect for all the challenges the LGBTQ community has faced throughout the ages and still to this day.

We aim to have a fun time while sharing the history with audiences and hope you'll join us on the adventure!