Jenny Inzerillo

Music Director | Host, High Plains Morning

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the new host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.

Jenny also coordinates HPPR's Living Room Concerts, a showcase of original, live music in Amarillo, Garden City, and other venues throughout our listener area. Currently, the series hosts about 20 shows per year, all of which are donation-only and open to the public.

When she's not on the air, hosting a show, or promoting HPPR, you can find Jenny researching music, volunteering, writing copy, covering a festival, combing Craigslist for vintage furniture, reading, brewing kombucha, painting badly, teaching her cats manners, watching music documentaries, bothering her friends for new music recommendations, and riding her bike to Palo Duro Canyon. 

To submit music, book an in-studio live performance, or inquire about HPPR's Living Room Concert Series, contact Jenny at music@hppr.org

Ways to Connect

¡Globalquerque! 2018 will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez). Enjoy musical performances in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Courtyard, the state of the art 692-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and dance outside on the Plaza Mayor.

High Plains Public Radio returned to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 for three days of nonstop live music, panels, networking, and FUN. We enjoyed meeting and hearing so many new artists, and everything learned went right back into our regional music programming on shows like High Plains Morning, Songbirds, Open Range, What the Folk?, Punk & Disorderly, Friday Night Blues, and Western Swing & Other ThingsClick here to see some videos of the performers we enjoyed.

High Plains, we are THRILLED to welcome brilliant folk singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid to HPPR's Living Room Concert Series as she's touring across the globe with her fifth album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous.

Sarah McQuaid - Live in Amarillo!

Friday, September 28th 
Chalice Abbey (2717 Stanley)
Doors @ 7p ~ Show @ 7:30p
Suggested Donation: $15 
***Make life easy & please bring cash!***

HPPR Living Room Concerts presents TWO INCREDIBLE ARTISTS in the month of September in Garden City, KS. So mark your calendars, tell your friends, and reserve your seat TODAY! 

Both shows will be at:

HPPR Studios—Garden City

210 N. 7th Street, Garden City, KS
Show @ 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $15 
***Make life easy & please bring cash!***

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First up!

Today on High Plains Morning, we had a VERY full house. Tomorrow (September 1st) in Amarillo, the Yellow City Sounds Music Festival will rock Memorial Park on the main campus of Amarillo College from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m., so we welcomed some of the primary players into the HPPR Studio to tell us all about it.

A big thank you to BJ Barham from American Aquarium for stopping by HPPR Studios in Amarillo for a chat about the new album, their current tour, and all the changes that have led to both. 

Thanks so much to Laurie Howard, Development Director at the Hope & Healing Place, for stopping by HPPR to talk about the "Wings of Hope: Butterfly Release & Remember." 

We’re thrilled that folk duo Ben & Emily Roberts, also known as Carolina Story, stopped in the HPPR Studios in Amarillo for a quick hello and a few songs. Their new album, Lay Your Head Down, features 12 original songs they’ve been stewing on for a long, long time. We’re so grateful the universe continued showering them with cosmic signs to keep at it, because this record has it all. They’re playing TONIGHT at the Six Car Pub and Brewery, 6pm.

High Plains Morning wants to thank Jacob Johnson, classical guitarist and lutenist based in the Dallas area, for stopping by the HPPR Studios in Amarillo for a quick chat and performance.

High Plains Morning wants to thank Mr. Felipe Esparza, stand-up comedian and actor, for stopping by the station with his buddy and podcast co-host, comedian Rodrigo Torres. We had a blast chatting with you both, and here's hoping you had a great show in Amarillo!

High Plains Morning wants to thank all four of the gentlemen of Che Apalache for stopping into the studio for a live set today. This four-man string band is on tour now throughout the US, and they're playing in Amarillo TONIGHT at Teckla House (2501 Teckla Blvd) in Amarillo, TX). For a full event listing, click here.

Thanks so much to Lou Ann Garrett for stopping by High Plains Morning to share information about the 9th Annual Louise Daniel Women‘s History Luncheon and Women’s Equality Day Celebration, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 24, in the Great Hall of Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk in Amarillo. This year, they’re honoring women in the oil and gas industry—past and present—in the Texas Panhandle.

Thanks so much to Dave Smith for taking the time to talk to HPPR listeners during High Plains Morning this  

We believe HPPR listeners will love this show as much as we did when we selected it as a new program. We're all going to miss Folk Sampler, but please check out this new show by tuning in after What the Folk? on Saturday nights at 9pm CT. 

 

Giulia Millanta is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Austin, TX, who sings in four languages. Her unique style is an Americana Rock cocktail with a European twist. She is feisty, humorous, raw, yet introspective and evocative—and HPPR Living Room Concerts is pleased to announce she'll be playing for fans on the High Plains!

Giulia Millanta— LIVE IN AMARILLO

Saturday, September 8th

HPPR has a big announcement: we have a new show! After much deliberation and review, we are thrilled to introduce Ozark Highlands Radio, which will replace Folk Sampler at 9pm CT on Saturday night. 

This new program has a long history. It's a weekly radio program that features live music, jam sessions and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.

Don't miss the folk-rock duo, Heart Society, LIVE IN CONCERT at HPPR Studios in Garden City! They’re sure to light up the stage, so don’t miss this exciting show!

Heart Society — LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

Friday, August 17th
HPPR Studios - Garden City (210 N. 7th)
Show @ 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $15 
***Make life easy & please bring cash!***

Today on High Plains Morning, we had a full house in the studio thanks to TWO SHOWS happening this Friday in Amarillo. (Scroll down for details!)

While most civilian coffee sippers aren’t aware of the world’s many coffee competitions swirling around us, right now our High Plains home is serving as one of 10 cities across the US to host the 2019 US Coffeechamps Preliminaries. This weekend in Amarillo, local caffeine peddlers Krystal and Patrick Burns of Palace Coffee Company welcome the regional competition as a celebration of the best baristas and brewers on the scene today.

Thanks so much to  Rex Flottman, the Media Director of the Walnut Valley Association, for chatting with High Plains Morning about the forthcoming 47th Annual Walnut Valley Festival taking place September 12 – 16 in Winfield, KS. Music lovers and artists are planning their annual pilgrimage, and Y’ALL ARE INVITED!

Don't miss the Incendiary Kid, Dana Cooper, LIVE IN CONCERT at HPPR Studios in Garden City! This High Plains favorite is back in the USA after a couple of months in Canada and Ireland, and HPPR's Living Room Concert Series is thrilled to have him back in our region for a fabulous night of folk music and storytelling. 

Dana Cooper — LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

High Plains Public Radio & the Amarillo Art Institute present the 3rd Annual Chase the Sunset: Art & Music in Palo Duro Canyon!

On Saturday, August 11th, HPPR & AAI invite kids of the High Plains to CHASE THE SUNSET with a celebration of art, music, & nature to bid the summer a final farewell.

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! 

Don't miss this HPPR Living Room Concert from traveling Southwest singer-songwriters, BITTERSWEET HIGHWAY. This is their first show for our audience, so let's show them some love!

High Plains Morning was honored to speak with Denise Cross (Treasurer/Financial Advisor & Volunteer) and Stefanie Rodarte-Suto (Volunteer & Presenter) at ONE-Amarillo, an area nonprofit committed to stop human trafficking in the greater Amarillo area by educating, empowering, and engaging with those at risk, survivors, and compassionate volunteers in our community that are willing to help.

Thank you to Bruce Moseley, Executive Director of the Turn Center (and semi-finalist for best beard in Amarillo), for stopping by High Plains Morning to share some information about their organization’s upcoming sporting events with Kids Inc. (or, Kids Inclusion). Together, they’ll provide adaptive sports opportunities for all children in the Amarillo area. “We are excited that children with disabilities and without disabilities will get to play sports together!,” Moseley says.

For someone with five horses, two dogs, three cats, a donkey, a rabbit, and a husband, Chera Hammons sure gets a lot of work done. She stopped by High Plains Morning, with Dr. Eric Meljac of the High Plains Poetry Project, to promote an upcoming reading with an impromptu literary throw down (ahem, a reading).

Thanks so much to Amy Berry, Tour Leader for the African Children’s Choir, for speaking with High Plains Morning about the upcoming show in Amarillo. This group has been at it since 1984, aiding kids in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa. Their purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow's Africa, with a focus on education for all. The kids have performed for presidents, heads of state, and Queen Elizabeth II for her diamond jubilee; they’ve also played with Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey, and more.

As someone who is ALSO “Too Old to Die Young,” I want to personally thank Dege Legg, a.k.a. Brother Dege, for taking some time to chat with High Plains Morning before his show in Amarillo.

You might recognize his music from Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, and he’s also been featured on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. He was fresh off his nine-week European tour, so we’re grateful he carved out some time to share his insights with our listeners.

Bob is back, folks! This High Plains singer-songwriter has never been a traditional Texas country musician living the honky-tonk life, even though he's spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit with some of the most colorful music legends in Texas. Bob Livingston's new album, Up the Flatland Stairs, has him traveling across the US -- and HPPR Living Room Concerts is pleased to announce he'll be playing for fans on the High Plains!

The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy and AAA Electric are proud to present Into the Woods as ALT Academy's first Summer musical. To celebrate their 25th season, this “stripped down version” of the storybook musical is based on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and has been mounted with boundless imagination in a witty and wild theatrical reinvention of a beloved modern classic.

To quote The Boss, "You can't start a fire without a spark." So High Plains Public Radio wants to thank model humans Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston for burning their end-of-tour flame on the Texas Panhandle.

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