Dorset girl Jazz Morley possesses a voice with such natural soulfulness beyond her years that it possibly comes as no surprise to learn that her first public performance was the first year infants’ nativity play!
Fast forward to the present day and we find a rich, warm, emotive voice capable of the tiniest whisper of love to the full vent of a woman scorned.
BBC Introducing support came in February 2011 when Jazz took part in the BBC Introducing Musicians’ Masterclass taking place at Abbey Road Studios. BBC3 invited Jazz to contribute to on-line content of the extraordinarily moving documentary ‘Our War’ marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
Festival invites have also found their way to Jazz with Isle of Wight, Beach Break Live, The Great Escape, Greenbelt, Guilfest, Redfest, Brownfest, Bearded Theory and Wychwood all finding their way into Jazz’s diary.
Music Week recognised this growing industry popularity by inviting Jazz to perform at ‘Breakout’, their monthly showcase night for best new label signings and emerging talent.
Summer 2012 saw Jazz invited to perform both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – one of just a handful of independent artists to do so.
Ever keen to play live, meet new audiences and carve out her career in the ‘old fashioned’ way by touring, Jazz spends many months of her year on the road. Autumn 2013 will again see Jazztouring the UK in support of her latest EP ‘Trying To Make Sense’ which is produced by the same award-winning team as her previous recordings, producer Kipper (Grammy and Emmy Award winner) and mix engineer Cameron Craig (double Grammy and Brit Award winner).
But despite this attention, Jazz eschews the beckoning bright city lights and fast cars.
She’s a girl you’re more likely to find padding about bare foot on the beach, walking through puddles in wellies or driving Barry (her battered but beloved van) to the next gig.
- The Acorn - Penzance