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Biography

Jessica Chaz is a performing artist with a unique vocal talent. A Vancouver beauty who grew up in Durban, South Africa, Jessica loved to sing harmonies to ads on the TV as a child. Throughout primary school she tried out different instruments always interested in the groove and beat behind the music. She joined the youth band at church in her early teens but didn't take music seriously until she found herself finishing high school earlier than her peers. She explains, “I found it the easiest thing in the world to sing while growing up, and I would hear people say that I had a unique tone, so I kind of fell into it”. It was while on campus studying music and jamming with friends that Jessica formed her first band, Seasons. The band played local venues in Durban, going through, “the typical music students’ lifestyle.” Some of the band’s greatest moments were on stage at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. She finished her degree in Music in 2011. Jessica faced a few curveballs which brought her to the moment when she realized that music was part of her destiny. She began to feel an increasing resolve that she was born to be a musician, an artist who was meant to touch people’s lives through her music. For Jessica, her music is where her purpose lies. She feels her journey to date has been to prepare her for what she is about to do. “I grew up with a lot of 60’s and 70’s music,” Jessica explains, “My dad used to play Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley all the time. As I grew older, I grew to love R&B music and jazz too. From the opening note of “Cali”, Jessica’s first single, one hears the irresistible tone that is her trademark. “The song is about the journey life has taken me on,” Jessica says. The songwriter has captured the essence of peace she has, that everything in her life has been to bring her to this point. “Will you love me”, Jessica’s second track was originally titled “I wanna know” which is based on the desire we all share, to be loved for who we are. It is a beautiful ballad, filled with hope which is what Jessica’s journey in music has come to mean.