Jennifer Godfrey fell in love with the sound of the double bass in Florida at age 8 and after playing violin for 6 years, finally became a bassist. She won first and grand prizes in the Florida Orchestra Young Artists' Competition resulting in solo performances of Koussevitzky and Bottesini Concertos with The Florida Orchestra. Her professional musical career began in 1992, at age 15. Jennifer performed in the Aspen Music Festival, Verbier Festival with the Curtis Orchestra, Grand Tetons, and has performed with the Seattle Symphony and Opera since winning the fully screened audition in 1999. She has substituted with the Pittsburgh Symphony since 2010 on European tours and at Heinz Hall.

Prior to bass performance, she competed in golf ranking second in Florida in her category. Outside of performance, Jennifer advocates for environmental protection and is an avid rainforest hiker when not spending time with her senior rescue felines.

After receiving the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Jennifer studied at Rice University with Paul Ellison and the Curtis Institute with Hal Robinson.