At one point Batten was in 6 different bands, playing everything from straight ahead rock, to metal,fusion, and
funk. A major turning point came when she was selected from over one hundred guitarists to play in Michael
Jackson's highly skilled band which toured the world for one and a half years playing for over four and a half
million people. Jennifer wasted no time after the” Bad” Tour's grand finale, diving into work on her own album
with renown producer (and Stevie Wonder guitarist) Michael Sembello. The stunning results can be heard on “Above, Below,
and Beyond”, the title appropriately describing the interesting diversity within. With this debut release, the world at
large learned what all the excitement was about.
Shortly after the record's release in the spring of
'92, she was asked again to join Michael Jackson for his upcoming "Dangerous Tour". In
January '93, she joined Jackson to partake in Superbowl XXVII's half time entertainment which aired to one and half
billion people in 80 nations. It was the largest audience in television history.
She completed her second
solo record "Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage~Momentum," just before she was again asked to join Michael Jackson for
his 2 year world tour supporting his double album "HIStory" in 1997.
Jennifer's Tribal Rage project took a much different direction than her first record and is heavily influenced
by world music. It is a hybrid of rock and very exotic sounds, including African percussion, Australian didgeridoo, Caribbean
steel drums and Scottish bag pipes.