Military Support Organization Features Jessie
Today, Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support, connect and empower military families, has featured Jessie's newest Christmas music video "Merry Christmas Darling" on their home page, Twitter, and Facebook! Please take a minute to learn more about the mission of Blue Star Families and how they're helping military families.
Thanks Blue Star Families!
Merry Christmas Darling - Watch It Here!
"Away In A Manger" featured in Light Show!We recently learned that Lipton Lights has been featuring Jessie's version of "Away In A Manger" in their annual Christmas Light Show in Franklin, TN!
Thanks to Lipton Lights for making Jessie's music a part of your Christmas celebration of lights!
Lipton Lights uses approximately 70,000 Christmas lights, a dedicated computer, and 26 dedicated circuits to create the display. Music is broadcast on a local FM radio frequency (107.7) so you can listed to the show from the comfort of your car.
About JessieJessie Kol is a young Jazz singer and vocalist. Originally from Washington, D.C., Jessie grew up in Raleigh, NC where she started her musical journey at the age of 12, when she began vocal lessons at a local performing arts studio. It was not long after starting vocal lessons that Jessie realized she really enjoyed singing and was soon offered the opportunity to record several demo records that would be used as “Christmas gifts” for friends and relatives.
A few years later, Jessie was given another opportunity to expand her musical experience and was asked to come to Franklin (Nashville), TN to record demos with friend and producer Perry Sorensen. It was at this point that Jessie realized her voice was best suited for jazz. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work with several accomplished musicians and song writers in the Nashville area. These people have helped to influence and direct Jessie in her career. Some of the people whom she has had the privilege of gleaning from or working with have included; Bob Farrell, Tom Howard, Cindy Morgan, Simon Hawkins, Gina Boe, and Stacy Jagger.
Jessie says of herself: “Some have called me an old soul, singing songs beyond my years. Maybe I am. I delight in singing reflective and moving jazz compositions. The lyrics and melodies remind me of the simple joys of love and when times were different. I feel that when I sing songs of an era gone by, I'm singing about my own life.”
Soothing, sweet, and lovely are all words that have been used to describe Jessie's voice. Jessie has similarities to greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, and Karen Carpenter, but definitely has a flavor and sound all of her own.
Jessie has recently finished production on her first Christmas project, and EP called "Little Emmanuel." Featuring the traditional four-piece set coupled with cello, violin, hammer dulcimer, and Jessie's lush vocals, “Little Emmanuel" is a creative step forward for the vocal jazz artist, and one that shouldn't disappoint.
"Little Emmanuel" is now available for purchase as a download or hard-copy on the site.