Bio

Self-produced DIY pop artist, songwriter, and proud recipient of a 2015 3Arts award, Godwin is the founder of Shameless, a workshop that helps give middle school and high school students in CPS tools to address their feelings of shame through songwriting. This past year, Jess also brought Shameless to Milan, Padua, Italy and Dallas, TX. Her music has been licensed multiple times on Dance Moms and Keeping up with the Kardashians, and in 2016, Kristin Chenoweth asked her to sing a duet with her on the stage of the Chicago Theater. As an actress, she has appeared in productions with many theaters including Writers Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf, and the Getty Villa. Jess is also one half of the duo Sinfolk, and lead singer of Dear Finch, a pop/gospel/folk band that will be making its exciting debut October 9. This Fall, Jess is touring middle schools and high schools with her interactive autobiographical musical, Nobody But You.

jess.godwin@gmail.com