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Born and raised in Scotland to her Scottish mother and father of Polish descent, Anna K Jarosz's tenacity and ambition come by her quite naturally. After obtaining her BA of music with honors in 2005 from Univ of Edinburgh, Anna began playing in local rooms building a strong following of music enthusiasts who inspired her to pursue her passion for song writing. In 2007, while working at The Queens Hall in Edinburgh, Anna was discovered by Brad Albetta of Monkey Boy studios along with the support of his wife Martha Wainwright . Brad invited Anna to move to New York to record with him and introduce her talent to the USA. Anna secured her Visa and packed her bags knowing full well she was diving head first into a big sea of dreamers like herself. Anna admits the road to recognition is long and well worn by weary travelers but she believes those who have gone before her have carved out steps where she finds herself all along the way finding sure footing.
Anna's songs are complex and mesmerizing layering her rich musical foundation with strong, emotional and poetic lyrics that stir the heart of her listeners. Anna's live performances are raw and honest moving the crowd with lyrics that beg your hopes to dash your fears. Anna finds herself being compared to Sarah McLachlan and Regina Spektor but when asked says she thinks of herself as one nestled deep in the crag between the singer-songwriter's of the folk world and the current crop of Parisian jazzy chanteuses emerging in New York City.
Anna is currently based in the Philadelphia area where she is quickly building a strong following after several successful shows including opening for Jeffrey Gaines earlier this year. She will be performing as part of the Philly Songwriters' Showcase at the famous World Cafe Live on September 15th, 2010.