BIOGRAPHY

Jazmarae is a powerful vocalist and an earnest songwriter. Coming from a long line of successful jazz players, she has developed a soulful sound all her own that roots her diverse background in a melancholy blend of jazz, blues, and pop influences. Jazmarae plants herself firmly in front of her talented band of guitars, keys, drums, horns and vocal harmonies, proclaiming confidently the ownership of her heartaches. And make no mistake, she expels them— atop grooves that grab the audience and carry it in rhythm to the rush of their release.

A talented organizer and promoter, Jazmarae has put on successful shows and performed at music venues nationwide including Seattle’s Triple Door, New York City’s Silvana, and New Orlean’s Old U.S. Mint. She has shown her musical versatility with a wide variety of acts and in many different styles – ranging from singing jazz with the NATO band in Italy to performing as a multi-instrumentalist in the electronic indie pop duo, SØLTREE. She has shared memorable stages with Allen Stone, Mr. Sipp, and Ruby Wilson; has recorded on albums with Nick Foster, Matt Strutynski, and Heels to the Hardwood, and has played at numerous festivals including Italy's Tuscia In Jazz Festival and St. Louis, Missouri's Blues at the Arch, and New Orlean's French Quarter Fest.

Over the past few years, Jazmarae has developed a love affair with second home, New Orleans. Now a permanent resident in the city, she has had the pleasure to perform with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, trumpeter Leroy Jones, Richard "Piano" Scott and The Down On Their Luck Orchestra, and local legend Philip Manuel. In 2016, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park selected Jazmarae to record an album and go on a nationwide tour with their prestigious National Park Service Centennial Band. The Junior Park Ranger Album "Volume 2" released in 2016 celebrates 100 years of commitment to our National Parks. "There Goes My Love," Jazmarae's upcoming single, was recorded at The Music Shed Studios, which is featured on her debut album available now.

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QUOTES

Jazmarae has a deep groove to her swing. Using influences from many different genres of music she has created a fresh sound that is part old school swing and modern hip. A great singer!
— Brent Rose
It doesn’t sound like anything else that’s come out of the Seattle pop scene lately. It’s not stripped-down folk, and it’s not hand-clapping tent-revival indie Americana.

The sound she turned to is closer to the stylistic neighborhood of Pickwick’s neo-soul, funk thing or maybe to the increasingly popular soul sound of Allen Stone. But it has a smoky element that neither of those acts does.
— Patt Muir
Beebe’s sound is jazzy, smoky, soulful, groovy, and is marked by some of the most infectious hooks I’d hear the entire week end... it was only when I saw her perform that I realized, Oh, SHE’S the one I’ve been hearing about!
— Dustin Rei

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