Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio Jaz the Artist found her first love for music at the McGuffey Rd Church of Christ singing acapella gospel in the choir. From a very early age Jaz and her childhood friends performed original music they wrote and produced in front of church members, friends and family.
Sophomore year of high school Jaz moved to Hampton, Virginia where she emerged herself into the art scene. Her creative abilities extends pass music; the reason for adding The Artist to her name. She is also a very talented makeup artist that has traveled the country doing makeup for celebrities and major brands.
Although music has been in her heart her whole life, it wasn't until summer of 2015 when Jaz decided to pursue music. She financed a beginner home studio and began writing and experimenting with beat making. Jaz truly appreciates and takes from all music. Her style is alternative yet soulful R&B with a little jazz and hip-hop sprinkled throughout. She gives credit to her musical influences from artists such as Lauryn Hill, Sade, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Brandy and Mary J. Blige.
Jaz never studied music but did obtain a Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She decided to study SLP when she learned that singing and music are used to rehabilitate clients. It was a way to please her parents and also feed her passion.
The music Jaz creates is to heal, inspire, motivate and encourage people to follow their dreams and contribute to society in a way that spreads love and positivity. Her love for battle rap and hip hop influences her lyrical word play and metaphors.
As she diligently works to perfect her craft as an entertainer, she is highly interested in songwriting for other artists. "I can write a song a about anything, regardless if I've been through it or not, but just because I can write about it doesn't mean it fits the body of work I want to represent myself; however, a great song shouldn't go to waste."
Jaz has big plans that expand past the music industry. She is the creator of an all natural skincare line for couples called Bae Cream. She has her line of t-shirts that contain positive affirmations called the "Positivi-Tee." Jaz most recent project is her e-book 'The Indie Songwriter Start-up Guide' which is available for purchase here as well as on Kindle.
Currently Jaz is gearing up for the release of her newest single "Supposed to Be" which will be released top of the year.