Playing with the Knowlegde
Jazzy J is a girl that knows what she wants and is not afraid to go out and get it. With such a positive energy and vibe around her - her plan to pursue her music as a career is shaping up nicely. Jazzy J from New Zealand grew up spending her days at the beach and doing every paper round in the area. Coming from a family of seven there was no shortage of music - not always melodic! Her father an accomplished electric guitarist showed her a few basics on the guitar and from a young age she would mess around with any instrument she could get her hands on. After studying Radio Broadcasting she worked as a Radio Station promoter, Property Portfolio Analyst and Volunteer Fire fighter - but there was little time to focus on her music. "I would start at 5am at the radio station to do the traffic report - then work at the property company in the day - go back to the radio station finish around 8 or 9pm - and sometimes have a fire callout around midnight. I love doing things I love and the lack of sleep was great training for the Rock star lifestyle!" It wasn't until January 2008 "while backstage at a Bon Jovi concert and in complete awe!" - She became motivated to put her dream into an action plan. Jazzy J moved to South Korea to make her dream into a reality. "I had to leave paradise for just a little while." There she formed the Band 'Jazzy J and the Money shots' in April 2009, they currently play at festivals and different venues around South Korea. "Korea's a great place to get your feet wet" and lots of her lyrics have come from her experiences there. She describes her musical influences as 'and and'... as she can't just pick 1 or 5 or 10 artists. There's always an and! She loves it all! - but especially Rock and Roll. Her new debut album 'Playing with the knowledge' is full of powerful guitar riffs, awesomely catchy sing-along choruses, beats galore, and a rock 'n' roll fearless attitude. With her fun stage presence, quirky lyrics and catchy chorus's you just know 'Playing with the knowledge' is gonna be a great one to see live... "There is nothing better than giving it your all on stage and having fans sing your lyrics back to you." While recording her new album 'Playing with the knowledge' - her message has remained clear. If you don't wake up everyday and love what you're doing - do something about it! 'I really enjoyed taking these everyday scenarios and sculpting then into lyrics...' and from listening to the album you can tell, this girl from New Zealand knows what she's talking about! Playing with the knowledge proves her singing / songwriting talent. From the fun and energetic 'HOT SUN HOLIDAY' (one of Jazzy J's personal favorites) to the unstoppable first single 'Money Money Money'. 'If you want to make it happen, you need to take action' and that's why she was intensely involved in every aspect of 'Playing with the Knowledge's' creation: From writing all the songs, to finding a producer to adjusting the smallest details of the instrumentals. "I really want this record to be my strong foundation, so next year I can start building the sky scrapper." Thinking outside the square is what she does best, so watch out - cause she'll surprise. 'Playing with the Knowledge' is Jazzy J summed up.... gutsy, fun, rocking and memorable. And yes she knows it and is 'playing with the knowledge'...