Jessica Curran is a jazz-pop vocalist, composer, arranger and lyricist. Jessica soaks in stories and soundscapes from the countries she's visited and connects the world through her songwriting and colorful arrangements. From the dark winters of Lapland to the endless Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Jessica collects inspiration and instrumentation by collaborating with musicians around the globe to tell her life story through song.
Jessica got her start at a young age, touring and performing with big bands and jazz ensembles in the New England Area. In August 2012, Jessica left her Massachusetts' small town to begin her jazz education at the University of North Texas. After learning the ropes from Falmouth Big Band, Stage Door Canteen, she had the tools equipped to make it into eight of the country’s most recognized jazz universities. During her time in the Dallas area, Jessica would write her first songs, cultivate her vocal abilities, and perform with notable artists such as Bobby McFerrin and Ben Folds.
Jessica not only sings her own material and jazz standards from the American Songbook, but also arranges for a multitude of colorful instrumentations. She is frequently commissioned for her musical and lyrical abilities. Most notably, Jessica had the opportunity to musically interpret the Nobel Prize in Economics for Stockholm's Nobel Museum in 2016.
Her debut album Here harmoniously blends lush jazz harmonies with worldly storytelling. Jessica is currently based in Boston, and will make her Provincetown Jazz Festival debut in 2019. Jessica joined the Cape Symphony in February 2019 for "The Wizard of Oz in Concert," starring as Dorothy. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter and visit her website.
See Jessica in the Cape Symphony's Holiday on the Cape, December 6, 7 and 8, 2019.