Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

I guess the manufacturer of my vocals are my parents. Just kidding. I am a singer. I also have YAMAHA Motif XS8 keyboard, which I am learning how to use. I play piano a little, but I can’t call myself a piano player

Why did you begin studying music?

Actually, I need to study music more. I started singing, and other than general vocal lessons over the last 3 years, I have no formal musical training. I love music. Not just Jazz; any kind of music. People kept saying that I have talent, so I kept singing. It is not up to me to decide if I have talent or not, but it is certainly nice to hear when people say that.
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Vocalist Emily Jane

Located in Chicago, IL, USA

  • Vocals and piano
  • Signed with Tate Music
  • 10 years of performing

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All my songs are original (music and lyrics written by my father and I)

What are you doing with music now?

My father and I recorded a 4 song demo. We play only original songs. I just got signed by TMG (Tate Music Group). They are a national label. We are going to fly to Oklahoma to record my first full length album. As I mentioned, Jazz is only one component of my music; so this album will have 2 or 3 songs influenced by Jazz. The album should come out in January / February of 2012. Right now my father and I are rehearsing and keep writing new material. I will keep all the rights to my songs, so despite signing this deal, I am looking for bigger and better things as well as more live show experiences.

Who are some of your greatest influences?

Adele, Amy Winehouse, Cold Play, The Beatles, Christina Aguilera….. and many many many more as long as they are creative and don’t follow a trend.

Who have you studied with?

Other than some school lessons, I had two vocal teachers (private lessons) over the last 3 years. I also pick up a lot from my Dad. He does not sing, but he plays several instruments and can produce music.

What do you plan on doing with your music in the future?

I am already a signed artist. I will be a professional musician / singer / artist. That is all I want and will do.

I know, you are thinking 13. I guarantee you one thing — this is far far far away from what one might expect from a 13 year old.

So far (about two months) I have about 7,000 views on YouTube, 500 twitter followers and just started Facebook. People seem to like my music.


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Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.