Jasmine Bailey:
"A rambling wild woman living out a fever dream."

jasmine bailey

"Imagine the sound of SZA, H.E.R. mixed with the playfulness of Arlo Parks. "Cherry Pie" is beautiful slow-groove awesomeness perfect for those laid-back weekend days." - StereoFox

Jasmine Bailey is one of those artists that is hard to define concisely. At a glance, she is a jazz/R&B/blues singer and lyricist, with an impressive visual portfolio. A hyphenate creator of many skills, she has spent the last 8 years of her career touring, releasing music on her own terms, and juggling multiple creative careers, including graphic designer, film producer and recording artist. While musically, her strengths most definitely lie in her smooth vocals and poetic lyricism, she is an equally talented guitarist, composer and producer. Driven by a "gut-feeling", her music aims to create sonic space to relax, to feel tender, and to feel spaciousness in the midst of a chaotic world.

In 2016, after winning a prestigious award from the National YoungArts Foundation in Voice/Songwriting, Jasmine independently released her first EP, Wild Woman. At only 18 years old, her fierce and gritty lyricism had a wisdom beyond her age. Inspired from a young age by blues legends like Bessie Smith and Leadbelly, her first 6-tracks debuted a stripped back sound with nothing but a nylon-string acoustic guitar and Jasmine's distinct alto voice. This project earned her comparisons to early folk-rock legends like Joan Baez, Ricki Lee Jones and Grace Slick. This release kickstarted an extensive touring career, spanning across the US, from intimate Sofar Sounds shows in San Francisco and Denver, to larger festivals like Two Day Town, Tijuana ZineFest and StillDream. In 2019, after the release of her single "Remedies", she co-headlined her first National tour with Berklee alumni and Singer/Songwriter, Kevin Erskine. Remedies was a departure from her earlier straightforward blues, and highlighted a smoother, jazzier sound that Jasmine has now become known for.

 

In 2019, after returning to her hometown, she was nominated for Best Singer Songwriter in the Sacramento News & Review SAMMIES awards. At this time, she worked as a talent buyer and event manager at a local music venue, massively contributing to the music scene and supporting artists from every genre, including local and touring artists. In 2020, she began to work with producer, DeShawn BigD, a Berklee alumni who boasts credits with R&B artists like Tamara Jade and Keyshia Cole. It was the pandemic that prompted her to return to school and begin a more serious endeavor to complete a full-length album. She began the GRAMMYU program by The Recording Academy, mentored by Grammy-winning producer Brian Gibbs. Around this time, she also began working with a local production company, CREW, which helped launch her next single, Cherry Pie, in 2021. She has shared stages with artists like Josh Lane (of Thee Sacred Souls), Tre Burt, Taylor Kelly, Juliana Zachariou, Jaclyn Lovey, Camilla Covington, and The Altons.

 

She is now earning her BA in Musicology at UCLA, and is anticipating an LP in early 2023.