JazzElle has the habit of jazzing everything up and adding pizzazz to whatever she is working on. Believing in positivity and valuing social justice and personal growth, many of JazzElle’s songs are motivational. She also has an eclectic mix of fun, punk, instrumental and love songs. Prevalent in JazzElle' songs the listener hears prolific melodies with their keyboard instrumentation, heavy bottom bass line notes, pumping drum beats, exciting guitar riffs and surprising electronic effects.
JazzElle’s inspiration has come from bands that are full of energy and dance, such as The Fixx, Talking Heads, B-52’s. In addition, she has a strong desire for French acid jazz music such as Tosca and Air. Since playing saxophone in her high school jazz band, JazzElle has been inspired by the jazz-fusion funk scene as well. In addition, with influences in the 80’s New Wave music, the 90’s alternative music scene, including Bjork, and the turn of the century’s electronica such as Moby, JazzElle’s sound is unique yet familiar.
JazzElle’s songs inspire positivity and transformation such as “Transcend”, “Don’t Doubt It” and “Love and Peace”. Her strong desire for fun and dance is expressed in “Beautiful Day” and “Hey U”. Drawing from everyday emotions such as having a frustrating day, she produced her alternative punk track “Frustrated”.
JazzElle’s art is an art of life, with no single format, no single medium. Her work exemplifies the contemporary artist musician. She adds her sound magic to any emotion or inspiration that presents itself. The mood of her songs may be ambient, high energy Electro Pop, alternative punk or a beat driven instrumental. JazzElle paints her sound on a canvas, dropping funky vibes and spiritual rhythms, rocking the performance and the moment with pulsing dance moves.
JazzElle has been the producer of the award winning “Planet of Dreamz” music showcase. For over four years, it was a platform for many bay area musicians to be heard. She is also an accomplished video producer, having her films featured in the Santa Cruz International Film Festival for five consecutive years.