Jess Rousse

Jess Rousse

BandR&BSoul

A fusion of soul/blues and pop music, with a New Orleans feel. "Her vocals are smooth and soulful yet at times can be powerful enough to make the room shake."

Biography

Jess hails from one of the many bayous in the New Orleans area. Because of where she grew up, music was a very dominating force early in her life; picking up playing piano while in diapers and writing her first song at age 11.

Etta James, Janis Joplin, and Muddy Waters were major influences of hers, as well as a blues bands that played at the Market Café off of Canal Street in downtown New Orleans. Music was just a hobby for her parents, but she credits them as being a couple of the greatest musicians to ever live.

After hoping for change in her musical career, Jess moved to Orlando, Florida in pursuit of musical success. Fate stepped in, and in a very short period of time she was introduced to her manager Erin Hinojos, who became the support system she needed. Erin and Jess began working together, and started writing music. Bringing in a band mate from another local band, Erin introduced Guillermo Rodriguez to Jess, and the 3 began to write music together, soon after bringing in Reid Arnstein on drums.

The 4 have since been working on Jessica’s debut EP which will be out in Spring 2010.

Discography

EP coming soon.