Jennifer Benson is a solo artist, actress, and founder and lead singer of the rock band from Chicago, IL called Ignescent. Jennifer has been in the movie The Resurrection of Gavin Stone with Brett Dalton who plays Agent Grant Ward on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Neil Flynn who is currently on ABC’s The Middle as Mike Heck. Jennifer has also been on Fox TVs Empire and on a new Netflix show with Chance The Rapper. She lived in Germany for part of her life for 3 years on an Army post. Her new single called “On My Mind” is now out on iTunes.
Since 2008, her band, Ignescent, has been primarily touring throughout the Midwest and Nashville area.
Ignescent’s first CD, Electrified, was produced by 4 time Dove Award winning & Grammy Nominated producer Travis Wyrick (10 Years, P.O.D.) and recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, Tennessee. The first song on the CD, “Calling Out to You”, was co-written with former lead guitarist of Skillet, Ben Kasica, and hit the top 30 on the Billboard Charts. Ignescent’s 2nd CD was produced by Eric LaBrosse of Cherry Pit Studios. Their brand new song, “You Got Me”, has been played on many radio stations including 95 WIIL Rock. Ignescent has had the honor of opening for Stryper, Flyleaf, Eve 6, Megadeth, Saliva, Lacey Sturm, Otep, Another Lost Year, Art of Dying, Letters From The Fire, Like a Storm and has played at fests with Switchfoot, Colton Dixon, Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, Veridia, Building 429, Chris Tomlin, and TobyMac. Ignescent has also played at world famous – Rock Fest – in Cadott, Wisconsin with Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Anthrax, Lita Ford, Slayer, and Sevendust and recently co-wrote a new song with Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf that will be released this spring.