“Through my job, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many talented artists. However, Jessica Rose’s music is genuinely at a caliber that I rarely come across in the Canadian music scene. She’s already done a great job at making an impact within the music industry and is definitely on the right track to a promising, global career. Jessica Rose’s music is undeniable. Personally, I am a HUGE fan of her songs and the way she delivers them to her audience.” - Ivan Berry Managing Partner, Tanjola - Music Publishing & Artist Management
Rose brings a sultry blues style to her music with songs that expose her raw emotions about life itself, from tumultuous relationships, to sensuality, freedom and love. She draws inspiration from musical influences, which include the likes of Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Sarah Vaughn and Bobby “Blue”Bland.
Rose landed her first gig, singing Whitney Houston covers at a local resort that gave her a taste of being on stage, and she was hooked. Her father, a calypso musician from the Bahamas, ensured Rose was surrounded by music, and her mother encouraged and inspired Rose to create her own.
It was not until high school that Rose really started to develop her own sense of style, both vocally and musically. She met a jazz/blues musician, Bruce (Suds) Sutherland, who became her music teacher and mentor and introduced her to jazz in a way that very few musicians could have: with patience. After high school, Rose enrolled at the Harris Institute for the Arts, where she learned about the music business in the Recording Arts Management program. Not only did she learn the ins and outs of the business, but she also met other talented musicians, who later became part of the Jessica Rose Quartet.
The Toronto based Jessica Rose quartet consists of Rose (vocals) Marc Teghrarian (bass) Noel DiTosto (guitar) Graydon James (drums). It is a collection of musicians from different genres coming together to create Jazz and blues.
Jessica Rose has recorded a self-titled jazz standards EP, covering classics including Cry me a River, How Insensitive and ‘S Wonderful. Working with the likes of Tony Padalino (Piano) Kim Ratcliffe (Guitar) Pat Kilbride (Bass) Vito Rezza (Drums). The album has been distributed and is available on iTunes and Amazon. This album gave Jessica Rose the opportunity to expand her vocal capabilities, deepening her understanding and appreciation for jazz music.