Anna K Jarosz
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Anna K Jarosz

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Band Folk Acoustic


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"Local concerts / gigs - "Local talent, Anna K Jarosz takes the town by storm!""

“As soon as she began to play the piano silence fell, as everyone focused on the beautiful, sweeping composition and vocals that ranged from breathy and quiet, to strong, soaring melodies..."

(Southern Review, Jan 08)

- The Southern Review


"Under My Sky" - debut full length album. Released April 2008, Scotland, UK.
"East Coast Chillout" (My song "Take Me to Paris" was included in this Acoustic Singer songwriter compilation).



Born and raised in Scotland to her Scottish mother and father of Polish descent, Anna K Jarosz's tenacity and ambition come by her quite naturally. Anna began playing piano at the delicate age of seven. She points to the joy of composing waltzes for her granny and relishing the attention it brought her as the first moments she knew her destiny had the performing arts in mind. Anna's youth was heavily influenced by her older sisters who always seemed to have their finger on the pulse of where music emerges, introducing her to fiery artists such as Tori Amos and Beth Orton. After obtaining her BA of music with honors in 2005 from Univ of Edinburgh, Anna began playing in local rooms building a strong following of music enthusiasts who inspired her to pursue her passion for song writing. In 2007, while working at The Queens Hall in Edinburgh,  Anna was discovered by Brad Albetta of Monkey Boy studios along with the support of his wife Martha Wainwright . Brad invited Anna to move to New York to record with him and introduce her talent to the USA.  Anna secured her Visa and packed her bags knowing full well she was diving head first into a big sea of dreamers like herself. Anna admits the road to recognition is long and well worn by weary travelers but she believes those who have gone before her have carved out steps where she finds herself all along the way finding sure footing. 
Anna's songs are complex and mesmerizing layering her rich musical foundation with strong, emotional and poetic lyrics that stir the heart of her listeners. Anna's live performances are raw and honest moving the crowd with lyrics that beg your hopes to dash your fears. Anna finds herself being compared to Sarah McLachlan and Regina Spektor but when asked says she thinks of herself as one nestled deep in the crag between the singer-songwriter's of the folk world and the current crop of Parisian jazzy chanteuses emerging in New York City.