Electro Nu Wave Recording Artist, Performer
Sometimes reminding her audience of Blondie with a B-52 flavor and a seasoning of Laurie Anderson, and sometmes a Karen O meets the Kills: JaZz-Elle emerges as an artist with dance moves that are said to be off the chain. Your heart is thumping, blood warming, hips bumping, body grooving, mind expanding -
in the JaZz-Elle vibe.
From the age of 2, Jazz-elle has been a vivacious dancer, dancing through her trials and tribulations..... eventually finding herself in the Mojave desert, where she found her songwriting muse. In the cacti blooming scenery, the lizards and coyotes became her best friends, and she began to transform with them. Her album, “Test Your Taste Buds”, cover artwork is a tribute to and for her lizard friends that inspire the spirit to move.
While in the desert singing amongst the snakes and lizards, Jazz-elle wrote “Don’t Doubt It." She believed she would come out of the intense survival mode to a higher consciousness, with the intention “You can do anything you set your mind to; it’s not just for the few.”
Jazz-elle carves out her stage presence with dance movements. Writing music with the use of samples and sound files, she builds waves of sound, an electro pop funk wave. She paints with sound, a canvas on which to drop funky vibes and spiritual rhythms, rockin the performance and the moment with pulsing dance moves.
Prevalent in Jazz-elle’s songs the listener will hear heavy bottom bass line notes, pumping drum beats, the prolific melodies with their keyboard instrumentation, exciting guitar riffs and surprising electronic effects.
On a mission for more education, justice and passionate for fun, Jazz-elle enrolled at the University of California-Santa Cruz, California, (UCSC), in 2006-2008. Community Studies was her major while she studied extensively in the UCSC Electronic Music Lab.She gained the skills needed to produce her first complete LP / CD in 2010, “Test Your Taste Buds” available on I Tunes, CD Baby and her website, www.Jazz-elle.com. New single to be released soon.
Jazz-elle also produces social justice documentaries, music videos, and the award winning "Planet of Dreamz" music show on CTV. Her recently produced video, "Echoes of the Great Depression-Santa Cruz Occupied", was screened at the 11th Annual Santa Cruz Film Festival. Her videos have been featured in film festivals for the last 5 years. You can check out more videos at www.youtube.com/jazzellemusic.