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Jennifer Oikawa

Jennifer Oikawa

Biography

Jennifer Oikawa is a pianist/conductor, originally from Calgary, AB, who, since 2001, has been based in Los Angeles. Currently touring in the chair of Keyboard 1 for the Mean Girls First National Tour, her touring history also includes the 2nd National Tour of Motown the Musical as the Associate Conductor/Keys 2, who then finished the tour in the Conductor/Keys 1 position in 2017. In the Los Angeles area she has worked for productions at regional theaters as a pit musician, rehearsal pianist, and audition accompanist. Her experience also includes releasing two independent jazz albums, backing up singer-song-writers, music directing in sacred settings, jazz ensemble casuals and a myriad of local gigs. Her background includes training in the classical and jazz genres, as well as a Master's Degree in Conducting.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • LA/Southern California

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • MainStage

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • ASCAP

Pronouns

  • She/Her