Jessica de BoerNetherlands Utrecht
Singer, composer and bandleader Jessica de Boer (Rotterdam, 1993) grew up with gospelmusic, but during her studies at Utrecht Conservatory she fell in love with the rich harmonies and freedom of jazz. Her broad musical career has led her to perform at a variety of places, including North Sea Jazz Festival, Middelheim Jazz and Tivoli Vredenburg.
Slowly her focus shifted towards composing her own music; light, colorful jazz with flexible melody-lines and a hint of world music, where the lyrics express universal themes in a personal way.
In 2022 her debut Grow was released (Challenge Records); which received many praising reviews across Europe and Japan.
Grow is a disarming album about transforming, growing (up), trust and longing. Through nine narrative compositions, Jessica sets out on a journey along different aspects of growing. What do you encounter? What do you have to let go of? What inspires you? And what if growth isn't coming the way you hoped it would? Questions asked from a longing for something that's certainly coming.