Sunday, 5 March 2017

OUGD603 Leeds Print Festival: Jessy Lanza - Research: Jessy Lanza - Live Brief (Brief Six)

Jessy Lanza is a Canadian electronic songwriter, producer and vocalist. She grew up playing piano and clarinet, and later went on to study jazz at university. Before beginning her career as a singer and music producer, she was a music teacher at Leeds College of Music.

She was listed as one of the best new artists of 2013 by XLR8R. She has been described as 'the latest and possibly greatest of the new ethereal soul girls'. She possesses a soprano vocal range. The singer said that having a background in jazz helped her to have 'the ability to hear and lift chord progressions', which led her to an understanding of R&B music that permeates her recent work.

She has a postmodern approach to writing music, comparing her songs to a mashup of all the pop songs over the last 40 years that she likes.

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