Annie is a Northern NJ-based singer, with a passion for performing and storytelling. According to her mother, Annie was born singing. Her longterm involvement in musical theatre contributed to years of belting Broadway show tunes, which later evolved into an acoustic singer-songwriter style. She frequently performs at The Fine Grind in Little Falls, New Jersey, either accompanying herself on guitar or being joined by longtime friend, Scott Jung. A 2017 graduate of Montclair State University, Annie is pursuing a career in children’s media, continuously crafting storylines and concepts, creating puppets and small scale sets to fit her vision. She freelances as a photo editor/retoucher, voiceover artist, and actress. In the midst of a bustling career, singing is, and always has been, her solace. Annie is ever grateful for the opportunity to share her song with the great wide world, and ever thankful for the endless support from the people she loves most.
That is the only way to describe the music of 23-year-old singer-songwriter Scott Jung. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, he began playing music after seeing a DVD of the left-handed Paul McCartney playing with the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. He made his live debut in June 2006 at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, recording three songs on a 19th-century wax cylinder. That moment has continued to shape his music, leading him to perform with the School of Rock in Chatham, New Jersey, as well as with the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s concert band, jazz band, A Cappella Chorus, and Music Ministry.
After high school, he made his way to Nashville, Tennessee, to study the music business at the prestigious Belmont University, from where he graduated in 2016. During his time in Nashville, Scott had the opportunity to study songwriting with Dove Award winning songwriter James Elliott, joining Elliott on two separate study abroad trips to Ireland, where he studied lyric writing and Irish history and culture. In March 2016, he joined Elliott and Grammy Award winning songwriter Drew Ramsey on a trip to the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival in Northern Ireland, where he and seven other students performed for an international audience.
Since graduating from Belmont, Scott has kept busy, performing regularly at the Fine Grind Coffee Bar in Little Falls and Wayne, New Jersey, and at Ridgewood Music in the Night, a weekly music series at various venues in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He is part of a rotating slate of musicians that hosts the weekly open mic nights at the Fine Grind and he also brought a Nashville tradition to New Jersey, introducing Writers in the Round, an adaptation of Nashville songwriters’ rounds, to the Fine Grind, bringing together New Jersey’s talented songwriters.
Everywhere he goes, Scott brings a diverse selection of over 500 songs, including 60 original compositions, ranging everywhere from his New Jersey rock and roll roots to Nashville country to Irish traditional songs, creating something unique that is sure to keep a crowd entertained.
MPAC at 70 South Gallery
Experimental, edgy and new — MPAC at 70 South Gallery
MPAC’s new innovative programming at 70 South Gallery is where Arts in the community is happening. Check out alternative artists, from Slam poets to young documentary filmmakers, performance artists to singer-songwriters and more.