Jael's clear tone and accurate pitch draws us all in to her music. Her songs are lyric driven, reaching to the core of emotions that each one of us has experienced in life.
Recently Jael has won numerous awards for her music, which is now just being discovered in the past year.
It was at the Texaco Country showdown, that Jael caught the eyes and ears of one of the judges. He has since been a significant source of inspiration and guidance for her, as she continues song writing and performing her own music. Greg now acts as her co-manager and mentor. Upon his encouragement, Jael submitted one of her music videos, "Unconditional", to some national websites that address teens going through hard times. Twelve different organizations posted her video on their sites, including the well known "To Write Love On Her Arms".
Jael wrote her first song when she was four years old and continued writing as she grew. Now at the age of 15, her songs and poems fill dozens of notebooks. When she was three years old she began to play the fiddle, then at the age of nine she decided to teach herself to play the guitar. She is a gifted lyricist and musician, and although she loves to sing and perform, her greatest passion is in the writing of the music. As it is said, "It all begins with a song".
Jael believes music is an expression of the individual heart and soul. She desires to someday write for other artists, once she becomes acquainted with their personal dreams and experiences.
She also loves to sing for groups of youth who can relate to her life experiences as a teenager. Jael has been described as "a deep thinker with a tender heart, who can get a handle on the things we all feel, and can put them into words and beautiful music, writing a biography for the rest of our lives."
Some of Jael's most known and loved songs are "Sidewalk", "Postcard", "Unconditional", "Changes in the Atmosphere", "Almost Girl", "Pretty Simple", "If Only", "Since You", "Grandfather Clock", "Breaking Point", "Stay", and "Everything You Need (My World in Poetry)". Several of these songs have been made into music videos by two talented cinematographers, Josh and Emily Brooks, from London. Jael is awaiting the release of a new song, "Everything You Need" with producer Neil B. Young, in late June 2012. This song is also slated to be made into a music video summer 2012.
This summer she is also refining three new songs, the favorite one so far is "Fine By Me".
In Jael's younger years her father was a deputy sheriff, until her parents began working for a mission organization when she was six years old. She also loves traveling internationally. She has been to China, Costa Rica, Argentina, and several European countries....her favorite place of all is Hong Kong and Europe. Jael enjoys long boarding, figure skating, and playing ice hockey.
Jael is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers.
She knows this is the beginning of her journey in music, and it will mean a lot of self-promotion and hard work. Fortunately, she is surrounded by a group of loyal friends, family and her deep faith.