Test Your Taste Buds
Since playing saxophone in high school jazz band, JazzElle has been inspired by the jazz fusion funk scene. With influences in 80's pop, 90's alternative music scene and the turn of the century's house/disco/electronica, her sound is unique yet familiar. Sometimes reminding her audience of Blondie with a Patti Smith flavor and a seasoning of Laurie Anderson, and sometimes a Karen O meets Paramore: her dance moves are said to be 'off the chain'. Your heart is thumping, blood warming, hips bumping, body grooving, mind expanding in the JazzElle vibe. From the age of two, JazzElle has been a vivacious dancer, dancing through her trials and tribulations..... eventually finding herself in the Mojave desert, where she found her songwriting muse. In the cacti blooming scenery, the lizards and coyotes became her best friends, and she began to transform with them. Her album, "Test Your Taste Buds", cover artwork is a tribute to and for her lizard friends that inspire the spirit to move. While in the desert singing amongst the snakes and lizards, JazzElle wrote "Don't Doubt It.' She believed she would come out of the intense survival mode to a higher consciousness, with the intention "You can do anything you set your mind to; it's not just for the few." Writing music with the use of samples and sound files, she builds waves of sound, an electro pop funk wave. She paints with sound, a canvas on which to drop funky vibes and spiritual rhythms, rockin the performance and the moment with pulsing dance moves. Prevalent in JazzEllle's songs the listener will hear heavy bottom bass line notes, pumping drum beats, the prolific melodies with their keyboard instrumentation, exciting guitar riffs and surprising electronic effects.