Genres: Cinematic, Soundtrack, Pop, Inde Folk, World, Traditional, Orchestral, Singer/Songwriter.
“Jessa Young is a Song Bender & a Spell Weaver.”
“Want to travel without moving? Listen to Jessa Young’s music and find yourself greeted by a colorful, powerful and welcoming kingdom.”
-Oscar Ribbeck (Lima, Peru)
..”to listen to Jessa Young’s music is to travel through shadows, and emerge in a prism of wonder.” Paula B. Watkins
From the age of 13, Jessa Young studied with world renowned piano teacher, Gary Amano, and earned a B.A. in Piano Performance and Vocal Education from Utah State University in 1997. She studied composition and orchestration at Aspen Music School, a branch of the Julliard School of Music.
After graduating, Young moved to CO in the heart of the Rockies, where she began creating the genre defying music full of light and shadow, lyrical beauty, raw power, metaphor and mystery that she is known for.
Jessa taught private piano and vocal lessons, music theory & composition to individuals of all ages in Colorado’s Aspen area from 1997 to 2007. She worked as a contributing artist and teacher in the Jazz Aspen Pays to Play Scholarship Program and taught on the faculty of the Mountain Laurel Music Preparatory from Fall of 2002 to Spring of 2006. She taught choral education at Basalt High School Roaring Fork High School for two years (1997-1999) and has taught elementary school students through Aesthetic Education and the 3 R’s, a national program sponsored through Lincoln Center, New York City. In this program, teaching artists team with school teachers to create workshops to help elementary students open up in a creative way to classroom goals and to works of art, dance, architecture, and music. Young has been music director and accompanist for numerous high school and community musical theater productions.
In the Fall of 2007, Young moved to Seattle, WA to further her career in composition and performance. From Fall of 2007-Spring 2018 Young taught classes, workshops and private lessons to hundreds of students in the greater Seattle area.
Performance And Composition
Young has performed regionally and nationally in the U.S. and her first CD, Orange Roses (ASCAP) released in 2007 is primarily acoustic and showcases her originality and considerable talent. Young has an extensive background in classical and jazz studies, orchestration, traditional, electronic, inde rock, pop & folk. Her second CD, Earthquakes & Butterflies (ASCAP) is a Synth Pop/Inde Rock blend of multiple genres was released in 2013 and features Shane Scot of Seattle, WA (guitarist), Jay Pinto (producer) & Peter Ali (native flute). In 2016, Young released a third (Inde Folk) album: Earth Blood. This album is purely acoustic & features traditional instruments such as wooden flutes, didgeridoo & drums, was recorded at the Duan Light Sanctuary in Las Vegas, NM with Ed Harrington and students in his music production engineering program at Highlands University. Earth Blood expresses Young’s love for & passionate advocacy for protecting our Planet Earth.
Jessa Young currently resides in Park City, UT where she is pursuing a career as a composer for film, & in Sync Licensing. She’s currently producing a song called Wakeup! Humanity with grammy producer, Jeff Bova. The song features many of Jessa’s music students & colleagues from Park City, UT & Seattle, WA as well as music students from Africa, indigenous drummers from the PNW and others from around the globe. Jessa continues to perform locally & regionally as a singer songwriter & also with her two sisters, Amy & Anna in a (traditional) Celtic band called ‘Wild Wing.’
Young’s commissioned works have been performed by theater companies and used as sound tracks for video and DVD productions and in films. Jessa’s music has been featured on local, regional, national & international radio and television.
Jessa Young & The Morphic Dream Orchestra’s tracks