Jennifer Batten is an American guitarist who has worked as both a session musician and solo artist. She has released three studio albums: her 1992 debut, Above Below and Beyond, was produced by former Stevie Wonder guitarist Michael Sembello. In 1997, she released the worldbeat-influenced Jennifer Batten’s Tribal Rage: Momentum. Her third CD/DVD, Whatever, was released in Japan in September 2007 and worldwide on April 18, 2008.
Batten has appeared on recordings such as Jeff Beck’s Who Else! (1999) and You Had It Coming (2001), Michael Sembello’s Heavy Weather (1992), Bret Helm’s “Doc Tahri” and the debut of The Immigrants. Her music video appearances include Jeff Beck (Live in Japan) , Michael Jackson (Moonwalker-“Come Together”), Natalie Cole-“Wild Women Do”, Sara Hickman and Miguel Mateos’s “Obsesión”.
Batten played lead and rhythm guitar on Michael Jackson’s Bad (1987–1989), Dangerous (1992–1993) and HIStory (1996–1997) world tours, as well as his 1993 Super Bowl half-time performance aired to 1.5 billion people in 80 nations. This was the largest television audience in history.
She joined British guitar legend Jeff Beck’s band for three years from 1999.
Between 1994 and 1999 Batten joined Dave Rodgers and Domino as featured guitarist on the eurobeat songs “Sun City”, “Music For the People”, “Fly” and “Woa Woa Woa.” Her writing and performing is uncredited in several other songs under the A-Beat C label. Her live Eurobeat appearances were limited to playing at the Tokyo Dome with Dave Rodgers and Queen of Hearts.