Dorset girl Jazz Morley possesses a voice with such natural soulfulness beyond her 23 years of age that it possibly comes as no surprise to learn that her first public performance was the first year infants nativity play! Fast forward to the present day and we find a rich, warm, emotive voice capable of the tiniest whisper of love to the full vent of a woman scorned.
BBC Introducing support came in February 2011 when Jazz took part in the BBC Introducing Musicians’ Masterclass taking place at Abbey Road Studios. BBC3 invited Jazz to contribute to on-line content of the extraordinarily moving documentary ‘Our War’ marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Festival invites have also found their way to Jazz with, The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Greenbelt, Guilfest, Redfest and Wychwood all finding their way into Jazz’s diary. Music Week recognised this growing industry popularity by inviting Jazz to perform at ‘Breakout’ – their monthly showcase night for best new label signings and emerging talent.
Summer 2012 saw Jazz invited to perform both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – one of just a handful of independent artists to do so. A nationwide 44-date tour followed in support of her debut single ‘Stories’ produced by Kipper (Grammy and Emmy Award winner) and engineered by Cameron Craig (double Grammy and Brit Award winner) with an orchestrated arrangement of ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ released as a Christmas single.
Ever keen to play live, meet new audiences and carve out her career in the ‘old fashioned’ way by touring, Jazz heads out on the road again in Spring 2013 on her ‘Love Me Not’ tour.
But despite this attention, Jazz eschews the beckoning bright city lights and fast cars. She’s a girl you’re more likely to find padding about bare foot on the beach, walking through puddles in wellies or driving Barry (her battered but beloved van) to the next gig.
“Haunting vocals, oozing with the pain of heartache and beautifully humble production make Jazz’s records an enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live.” Music Week
“With references to Dusty via Duffy, this budding singer is well worth keeping an ear on.” BBC Introducing
“(About ‘Stories’) You can’t get more radio friendly than that particular tune.” Phil Jackson, BBC Introducing:The South
“This is somebody who’s already got all her ducks in a row.” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
“I’m going to leave you with a lovely track from Jazz Morley. It’s the début single from the Dorset singer and I think this is just great!” Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio
“She produces rich, powerful, emotive tunes that hush the atmosphere ’til everyone’s too scared to breathe in case it breaks the spell.” Polly James, Absolute Radio