Carving out her stage presence with dance movements and writing music with the use of samples and sound files, JaZz-Elle builds waves of sound, an electro funk wave. She paints her sound on a canvas dropping funky vibes and spiritual rhythms, rockin the performance and the moment with pulsing dance moves.
From the age of 2, JaZz-Elle has been 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.
On a mission for more education, justice and passionate for fun, JaZz-Elle enrolled at the University of California-Santa Cruz, California, (UCSC, 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 professionally completed LP / CD in 2010, “Test Your Taste Buds”. http://itunes.com/Jazz-elle
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. Experienced dancers are often choreographed into Jazz-elle's performances.
Since 2007, JaZz-Elle has been producing social justice documentaries, music videos, and the award winning "Planet of Dreamz" music show. For the last five years her films have been featured in the Santa Cruz International Film Festival. Many of her videos can be seen at www.youtube.com/jazzellemusic.
Lyrics to "Love and Peace":
We're not all that safe, we know it to be true
We're not all that safe, even though we pretend it to be true
Where is security now, where is security now
Where is, where is love and peace
We gotta make it a reality
Security now, where is our peace
In the midst of all the calamity, we need our peace
Take it, peace; grow it, peace
Peace, Love, Now
Oh now, experiences yet to be discovered
for the time, our time is right now because
we're living in a diluted world.
We've got to believe in peace, we've got to believe in peace
Within our own hearts we've got to make it real
Not expecting it out there until we make it in our own hearts to be real
We've got to quiet our minds, then we'll find our own peace
We've got to power up the love, then we'll bring on the peace
You and me now, you and me now
it's gonna happen,
Believe with me to make it a reality
Just believe, believe with me
Love and peace, love and peace.