Jared Rehberg is a Vietnamese Adoptee Singer-Songwriter based in New York City. Also known as Vu Tien Anh, he was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1974. With the love and support of An Lac Orphange mothers, Betty Tisdale and Madame Ngai, Jared came to America in April of 1975 during the week of Operation Babylift. Inspired by a reunion of adult adoptees in 2000, Jared's life work was born. He continues to speak and perform his original songs about his adoption journey.
In 2003 he released his first CD, Waking Up American and followed up with, Somewhere In the Middle in 2010. Jared is currently the Co-Director at the Vietnam Camp for Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families in Colorado and is the member of the board at non-profit, Against The Grain Production, serving a National Community Outreach Director. Against The Grain Productions released the documentary film Operation Babylift in 2009. Jared was proud to join Tammy Nguyen Lee, the cast and help Associate produce this amazing film.
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In an interview with Jared:
"I want to write songs that people can relate to. I want to introduce Universal Folk Pop to the world ... I want to write a song to my mother and father, a song to my brother and sister, a song to my grandparents -- a song about the experience of growing up, the experience of being out here in this world. People are in such a rush to go from one place to another, they don't stop and think about what they just experienced. They just missed a beautiful sunset, or they just missed an embrace of two people at an airport -- and if I can help fill in that missing experience, or if I can supply that image that they missed, somehow I feel that I can offer them a vision. The challenge is to put it to music, music so good that it makes them raise their arms. But it's a rewarding challenge."
— Jared Rehberg