Jessica Medina

Jessica Medina

BandJazzLatin

Travel from Brazil to Paris to New York. Latin and Jazz mixed with sultry smooth vocals.

Biography

Known for her captivating, sultry voice and her exotic interpretation of jazz, Jessica Medina melds culture, beauty and song in stunning harmony. Fluent in three languages, she fearlessly crosses borders with a fresh, seductive flavor that creatively blends Spanish, French, American and Brazilian sounds. Born in New York City of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, Jessica’s initial musical education came through her parents, whose own vocal and musical talents fostered her own appreciation for music. With Spanish and English as her native tongues—and New York City as her home—Medina quickly developed her talents alongside a keen interest in culture and languages. The next step for Jessica was a move to Paris, where she spent more than two years performing throughout the city with well-respected musicians and artists. Jessica now lives in New York City and appears regularly in jazz clubs throughout the city.

Her first full-length cd, “Azul,” releases in May 2007. The album delivers song in four languages and boasts an all-star band including special guest Claudio Roditi.

Jessica was recently asked to be the spotlight artist in the exclusive Hennessy X.O Jazz Smooth and Mellow Asian Tour. Beginning this May, Jessica will perform as the solo vocalist with her group of talented musicians. The ten-day tour will reach Shanghai, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Kuala Lumpur. Jessica’s songs will be included in a limited edition compilation album sponsored by Hennessy and Sony/BMG.

For more info please visit: www.jessicamedina.net or www.myspace.com/jessicamedinajazz

Discography

Jessica Medina - "Azul" with special guest Claudio Roditi. Releases May 9th, 2007

Set List

Set 1
1 Chega de saudade – Bossa
2 Days of wine & Roses - Med swing
3 Misty - Ballad
4 Autumn leaves –Rubato/Med swing
5 What a difference a day makes - Bolero
6 Teach me tonight – Med blues shuffle
7 Deixa – Samba/Bossa

Set 2
1 Azul – Funk/Samba
2 Flor de lis –Bossa/Swing
3 First Song – Ballad
4 It could happen to you – Med swing
5 Cuban Medley:Como Fue - Bolero & Chan Chan Dm– Son/salsa
6 Summertime – Reggae/Med swing
7 Red house – Med blues shuffle