Jennifer Batten has been playing guitar since age 8. She graduated from Musicians Institute in 1979. In 1987 she was chosen from 100 guitarists to play on Michael Jackson’s BAD tour which travelled the globe for 1 1/2 years. She remained in Michael's band for ten years. Right after the BAD tour, she recorded her debut CD “Above, Below, and Beyond." It was released just prior to the launch of Jackson’s DANGEROUS tour in 1992. Following this tour she recorded and released her follow up CD “Momentum” and joined Jackson’s final world tour in 1997.
Less than a year later, British guitar icon, Jeff Beck, asked her to join his band. She toured and recorded with him for 3 years.
In 2009, she released her 3rd CD/DVD and began touring her own music. She’s had 3 instructional DVD’s released by truefire.com. She’s played for Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas and continues to tour the globe performing solo and band shows and offers guitar workshops.
In 2018 she wa diagnosed with breast cancer.