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Jacklyn Paulette (Jackie Rocks) / Press

“As one of the Kitchen Sisters, Nikki Silva, put it, “Jackie will knock you out.””

“The Cabrillo Music Festival starts this weekend with "Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra," the premiere of a multimedia commission about girls and the women they become. There are two teenage music soloists. One is Jackie Rocks — Jacklyn Partida to her parents and Jackie (Hard) Rocks to her fans — an 18-year-old sensation who just graduated from Pacific Collegiate High School in Santa Cruz and has lead one of the top ten high school rock bands in America. If you dwell in these latitudes, you know her hit, from 2009, My Own World. The music video is on YouTube. We got hold of her to ask if she had a ritual story like the ones that NPR's Kitchen Sisters collect. Her response was to say, let me think about it, ever so politely, like you imagine the kids must be in Des Moines, and hung up. She called back a few minutes later to say that she didn’t have a ritual story but she could talk about how she got into music an”

“WORLD PREMIERE! One Weekend! Three Performances Only!Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra [World Premiere | Festival Commission] Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra is the collaboration between The Kitchen Sisters as lead concept artists; four-time Emmy award-winning composer Laura Karpman as lead composer and creative director; three distinguished emerging female composers—Clarice Assad, Alexandra du Bois, and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum; the world renowned, San Francisco-based media design group Obscura Digital; and Cabrillo Festival’s esteemed music director and conductor Marin Alsop; and it features two local teenage girl soloists including Santa Cruz’s Jacklyn Partida (a.k.a. Jackie Rocks) on electric guitar, and percussionist Emily Liu of Cupertino. ”

“SANTA CRUZ - Singer-songwriter Jacklyn Partida and her Santa Cruz-based Jackie Rocks Band are climbing the ladder of musical success and possible stardom, but she said it won't sway her from getting her college degree. "Education is important, even in the music business." The Jackie Rocks Band will open for the band Falling in Reverse Tuesday at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Signed by Epitaph Records in Hollywood, Falling in Reverse is on a national tour promoting its new Top 20 Billboard Chart album, "The Drug in Me is You." Partida plays lead guitar and performs lead vocals along with De' Andre Warren, both of Santa Cruz, with Greg Brock of San Jose on drums. Partida and Warren started singing together when they were barely out of the crib."We met in preschool," Partida said. A 17-year-old senior at Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, Partida is a seasoned performer.Jacklyn Partida started singing when she was 3. "I wanted to sing like Ace Frehley of Kiss”

“Local teen band Jackie Rocks has played legendary venues like The Catalyst and Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go Go with their idols from the Santa Cruz music scene, including Cylinder, Stellar Corpses, and Dirty Penny. “We play loud, we play aggressive” Jackie Partida says with a laugh. The band’s founder, vocalist, and lead guitarist, Partida met De’Andre Warren (bass/vocals) in preschool, and the two decided to start a band in the sixth grade. Greg Brock later joined in on drums. Catchy hooks on songs like “Don’t Follow Me” and “Again” are evidence that the band is destined for the pop-rockradio for the for the pop-rock radio charts, but it’s their drive and persistence that have proven invaluable to their success. “We’re like a doYou have to go out and get it.” That attitude scored them a slot at this year’s Young Performers Showcase, an opportunity for local youth,to display their talent.The band hopes to book a couple more big shows in Santa Cruz and Los Ange”

“Daisy Rock Welcomes Jacklyn Partida to Artist Roster: Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the original girl-guitar company, is proud to welcome Jacklyn Partida of the Jackie Rocks Band to their artist roster. Jackie is a very talented young player and also a great role model. Her music is often compared to Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, The Donnas, Poison and early My Chemical Romance, and her song’s hooks remain determined to get in your head. Partida discovered Daisy Rock guitars when searching for the perfect guitar for her upcoming shows. When she found Daisy Rock, she immediately contacted the company. Soon after listening to hers songs, president and founder of Daisy Rock, Tish Ciravolo offered Jackie an endorsement.”

“Local High School Student to represent Daisy Rock Guitar Company at NAMM convention in Anaheim. Daisy Rock Guitar Company is proud to present 16 year old singer/songwriter and lead guitarist Jacklyn Partida (Jackie Rocks) to represent them in a Guitar Demonstration at the Daisy Rock Guitar booth at The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) on January 13, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. “It is such an honor to have been selected as one of the artists performing at the Daisy Rock Booth.” To be able to be a part of something very few female artist get to participate in, is a dream come true” “It was at NAMM that Oranthi really made her mark taking female lead guitarist players seriously” –Jacklyn Partida Please visit Jackie’s website at www.jackierocks.com for more information . Be sure to visit her online press kit: http://www.sonicbids. com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=29107 4 for full bio, detailed copy, and downloadable jpeg photos.”

Live In Vivo Magazine

“Local teen's band battles for Record Store Day title Streetlight Records announced that 15-year-old Jacklyn Partida's local band, Jackie Rocks, will represent the Santa Cruz store in a national battle of teen bands. The independent record retailer and 10 others across the U.S. each nominated a group for the contest. The Pacific Collegiate School teen and her bandmates will have one of their songs featured on a vinyl album compilation, due for release at Streetlight Records on Saturday in honor of Record Store Day. A grand-prize winner of the battle will be announced online that afternoon at www.recordstoreday.com.”

The Santa Cruz Sentinel

“At just 16, Jackie Partida and her Jackie Rocks Band have already logged 300 shows. The band won a national competition and will be returning to play at Great America this summer, but recent gigs closer to home have a special place in her heart. This summer the band will perform at all three of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life events in Santa Cruz County. Jackie was involved in Relay even before she took to the stage."When I was 10 I lost my great uncle to cancer," and when her mother's co-workers asked them to join a team, they became part of the many volunteers who raise money and take turns walking during a 24-hour-event to support cancer services and research. And as serious as the group is about its music, it is just as sincere in its commitment to the fight against cancer."We've all lost someone who is close to us, a sibling, parent, family member or friend. It really affects us and makes it personal. We'll always want to be a part of [Relay For Life]" she said.”

Linda Fridy - Jackie Rocks and Cares By Linda Fridy

“She's A Star! Seventeen would like to congratulate the Jackie Rocks Band - our grand-prize winners of the Converse and Seventeen “She’s A Star!” girl band search! The Jackie Rocks Band wowed our Rock the Runway crowd when they opened for Making The Band’s Donnie Klang on October 11th, 2008 at the Nashaminy Mall in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Keep your eye out for the Jackie Rocks band because they truly are stars!”

Seventeen Magazine online edition

“A day in the life of a highschooler can be busy: school, homework, sports practice, music practice, traveling to Philadelphia to perform in front of adoring teen fans…OK, maybe that last part is fantasy for most teenagers, but for the teen group Jackie Rocks Band, that’s life…at least sometimes. Among their latest achievements was winning Seventeen Magazine’s national “She’s a Star” contest. They were flown to Pennsylvania to perform at a Teen Fashion Rocks show, opening for MTV’s Making the Band star Donnie Klang All three are thrilled that their band is getting recognition outside of Santa Cruz. And they’ve been working hard to make it happen. Their work on the band takes place evenings and weekends, sandwiched into an already busy schedule.“It can be kind of difficult sometimes, getting on the homework,” admits De’Andre. “Some days I have basketball practice right after school, so I have to juggle it all.””

Suki Wessling - Growing Up In Santa Cruz

"The Band Jackie Rocks has been participating in our Your Music Magazine Band Olympicks for the pas three years and has no problem competing with bands twice their age and experience. Lead singer Jacklyn Partida performed in our vocal solo competition and won the sivler medal. She followed 7 guys that really tore it up. But once Jackie got up there she was amazing , no fear."JACKIE ROCKS BAND Jackie Rocks Band has been playing live for a few years now. They performed in Philadelphia at a teen fashion rock show for Seventeen Magazine & Converse Shoes. Played at Candlestick Park for the 49rs Family Day event. Took part in Your Music Magazine Rock Olympics. Just played at the Catalyst with Dirty Penny and Stellar Corpses! And at Great America Amusement Park a couple of times.

Your Music Magazine

“Sunday April 6th was our live performance event for under 21 bands held at The Catalyst "Jackie Rocks closed out the night, and they were so impressive they drew in over 50 people from the crowd leaving after the Alkaline Trio show in the big room. They sounded more polished and dialed in than I'd ever heard them before, and I know that they made some new fans at the show."”

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