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To music lovers across the globe, Jessie Laine Powell has been deemed a timeless classic jazz voice. Born in Lexington Kentucky, Jessie grew up in a home filled with the gospel music of the church and that of her talented siblings. But it was the jazz influence of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn and the Lawrence Welk Show that stirred her soul and begun to dominate her musical taste. As a result, Jessie followed her love for the stage, the orchestra setting and jazz standards to Hollywood, California where she was afforded the opportunity to open up for the sultry jazz great Nancy Wilson. Jessie has since gone on to add countless television, theatrical and radio appearances to her growing performance resume.
After a few successful performance years on the West Coast, Jessie decided to take her sound and craft back to its rightful home in Lexington, Kentucky. A fixture in the Central Kentucky music scene for years, it was a fateful meeting from a church friend that set up a musical partnership that would last for years. A lunch meeting with then local producer, and jazz artist, Eric Copeland, began a project that would eventually become her first album, “On the Edge”. Filled with gospel and jazz, this project gave Jessie her first product to share with her growing fan base.
Jessie’s ability to captivate audiences worldwide also landed her a performance role in the new movie “Heart of a Champion”; directed and produced by Richard Fitzpatrick who meticulously sought out music and soloists that could convey the message of hope and perseverance that would be make a lasting impression both on screen and through the music. This being the case, Jessie was given the green light to make the needed impact for the movie soundtrack. As part of Jessie’s tour schedule, she has also been a regular performer every year at the East Hawaiian Jazz Festival from 2015 to the present. During this 2 week festival, Jessie performs at multiple venues and churches providing her melodic voice and inspirational lyrics with top notch jazz musicians.
With her jazz, soul, and inspirational singles entitled “Like No Other Love”, “On The Edge”, and “Love Supreme (Feat. Marion Meadows)”, Jessie aims to leave her fans feeling renewed and motivated as she takes you on a intimate musical journey. Whether you enjoy the R&B, Jazz, or Gospel arrangements or allow Jessie’s lyrics to speak to your heart and mind, this project will connect you to an artist whose ready to share her beautiful gifts with the world. Ladies and Gentlemen, we present… Jessie Laine Powell!