I think nu-jazz as a genre is quite under-represented in both the commercial market and in terms of female engagement (be it artists, producers and more) With a strong background in classical music, I can see so many links between the classical and jazz worlds, and so much room for innovation by modern artists. I strive to bring new audiences to smooth and modern jazz to put my own stamp on this wonderful genre and hopefully inspire more people to engage with it.
Then of course there is the personal connection of having an outlet for feelings and experiences, but for me, it’s a little bit more enhanced than that. Sometimes, I like to see my music as something of a time capsule, with a song becoming a lasting memory of a particular time. We all know the power that music has to transport you to a time or place, and for me, song writing is a great way to document some of life’s important moments.