Featured Artist of the Month

Jessy J

Milestones

  • Born Jessica Arellano on December 20, 1982.
  • Began playing piano at the age of four. Moved on to playing the saxophone a few years later.
  • Earned a scholarship to University of Southern California and obtained a degree in jazz studies.
  • Discovered by producer/guitarist, Paul Brown in 2006. He would produce her first CD, "Tequila Moon" in 2008. The title track would win Jazz 'Song of the Year' by Billboard and Radio & Records.
  • Since her debut CD, she has continued to maintain her popularity, scoring consecutive top 5 appearances on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz charts. "True Love" (2009), "Hot Sauce" (#1 in 2011), "Second Chances" (#2 in 2013) and "My One and Only Love" (in 2015).
  • She has toured with Jeff Lorber, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove and Gerald Albright. In addition, she's recorded with Harvey Mason, Ray Parker, Jr and the late Joe Sample.
  • She's performed on 'American Idol', 'The Voice' and made numerous appearances on variety programs on Univision and Telemundo.
  • In 2016, she married David Margolis. Margolis proposed while riding the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles.
  • The "J" stands for "Jazz".
  • For more information, go to jessyj.com

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