The music of vocalist Jessica Schultz combines the swing of yesterday’s big bands with the creative freedom of today’s artists. “I want to use the lyrical tools of singers to reach an advanced audience‚” Jessica says‚ and she has done just that.
Her first CD, "Quiet Nights," is an expressive combination of jazz standards and interesting arrangements to keep audiences on their ears. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Jessica has studied with such artists as Sunny Wilkinson, Fred Hersch, Mark Murphy, Kevyn Lettau, Madeline Eastman, and Kurt Elling.
Jessica’s dedication to her art is well known. Downbeat magazine named her "Outstanding Jazz Soloist" for 2000 in the college category. Jessica has performed throughout the United States. She has been a featured vocalist with the Downbeat award-winning ensemble Gold Company. Locally, she can often be seen performing with her husband, pianist and composer of note Marcus Reynolds.