Early Life & Career
Singer, songwriter Jecy Born on January 3, 1982, in Bogota, Colombia. Her early years was raised in Cali, Valle, city that she feels more identified. As a child, Jecy learned how to dance typical Colombian music and performed various times at Palacio de Justicia, the presidential house located in the heart of Bogota, Colombia for Danzas Carolina. Then she began to perform in family reunions.
At a very young age, Jecy had a great interest for music. When her mother realized Jecy had a interest for music she would encourage Jecy to practice songs by artists Vicente Fernandez and Ana Gabriel.
She attended Colegio la Merced, a public all girls' school. When she was 12, Jecy and four other classmates started their own band and sang in class gatherings, imitating artists like Mecano and Ricardo Montaner. The group split up the following year.
In 1997, Colegio la Merced presented El Festival de la Canción an annual music contest. Classmates competed amongst each other to find the best singer who would represent their current grade level in the competition. Jecy didn't get the chance to represent her class until 1999, songs like "Inevitable" and "Que Vuelvas" by Shakira took her to win first place in the semi-finals and second place in the finals, it was her first time performing in front of a big audience.
In 2000 Jecy and her family immigrate to San Jose, California, USA.
In 2001 she started logging her thoughts and emotions and was unintentionally fostering her ability to write song lyrics, her first written song "Mi Vallenato" and in 2002, she writes "Interes".
In 2007, she released Cosas del Amor, her first Pop Balda and Colombian rhythms like tropipop album with the release of the lead single "Dices" following "Mi Vallenato" and "Solo Contigo", it was produced and recorded in Colombia.
In 2008, Cosas del Amor was promoted in different local radio and TV stations in Cali, Colombia following a series of concerts in San Jose, California for different music festivals.
In 2010, Jecy released her second album Jecy (Subtitle), produced by Jecy and Julian Gil. This album presents a rock-oriented sound while retaining pop influences on a few tracks; such as lead single "Interes" (rock) and its follow-up "Que Debemos Hacer" (pop-rock). This album was also produced and recorded in Colombia. All this wouldn't be possible with out the help of her family specially her mother and siblings.
In August 21, 2011, she began promoting ''Interes'' in Los Angeles, California, at the "6th Annual Festival Florence Firestone", and different events in the Bay Area. In October 15, 2011, also modeled for "Latina Magazine 15th Anniversary Fashion Show", autumn collection, presented by Macy's at Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, California.
On January 21, 2012, Jecy was invited to represent local artists, Urban genre at "TET Year of the Dragon Festival", first time, Hispanic and Asian communities celebrated together the Chinese New Year. Followed by the Festival "Cinco de Mayo", important date in the history of Mexico, in Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. On September 21, 2012, she performed ''Interes" along with "Que Debemos Hacer? at the pageant "Señorita México - Bay Area", "Festival of the Americas" in Hayward City Hall, and participated as a judge in the singing section for "Moda 15 Magazine" Cover Girl competition.
In late 2012, Jecy was nominated in three categories in Premios Caravana Musical-Genero Urbano as Best Composer, Best Vocalist and Best Female Artist, winning the award for Best Female Artist of the Bay Area 2012.
In September 20, 2013, Jecy received a surprise tribute for her artistic career in the 1st Festival of Rock In Spanish of the Bay Area.
Interviews & Exclusives
Univalle Estéreo, Cali, Colombia (2008), El Show Internacional, San Jose, California (2011), EstiloFinoRadio.com (2012), La Nueva Caravana De La Bahia TV Show (2012), Moda 15 TV (2012), Al Dia, Estrella TV (2012).
Moda Musical Magazine : Gave her recognition for contribution to the musical art, supporting new artistic values in the Bay Area and put up the name of the Hispanic community with her talent. (2012).
Señorita Mexico Bay Area : Gave her recognition for their sponsorship and collaboration in the contest. (2012).
Moda 15 Tv & Nuestra Belleza Mexicana : Gave her recognition for support the pageant, to fight against cancer firmly and set an example that with determination, discipline and faith in God nothing is impossible. (2013).
In 2004, Jecy, attended Evergreen Valley College (EVC), where she took courses like: "Musicianship" to learn how to sing by sight in treble, bass and alto clef. "Beginning Voice" where she learned fundamental aspects of singing through breath support and tone placement. Also took private lessons in vocal technique in Cali, Colombia.
In mid 2011, Jecy noticed a lump in her neck and started having trouble swallowing certain foods. It was not until February 24, 2012, that she decided to see a doctor, who diagnosed her a tumor on the thyroid, but the biopsy results weren't too clear and they had to repeat it. In July 6, 2012, Jecy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. ''malignant tumor on thyroid.'' She also commented in a few interviews, that once finished with shows that were coming, would be ready to start the treatment.
In December 14, 2012, Jecy start fighting cancer. Doctors removed the nodule and entire thyroid gland by surgery. She will have to take a daily pill for the rest of her life which replace thyroid hormone and also is used as additional treatment for thyroid cancer.
In March 26, 2013, Jecy took, the Nuc Med I-123 to take the whole body scan in which it was detected that cancer spread to some parts of the chest, lungs and trachea. The next day started to take treatment I-131 Radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells not removed by surgery.
Since 2009 She also supports and assists events and foundations that benefit the fight against cancer in Cali, Colombia and San Jose, California.