Jesse Powers

Soulful Vocals and Songwriting

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Conscious. Healing. Powerhouse | Vocals: Emotive and versatile. R&B, Soul, Jazz, Folk, Acoustic. Able to convey softness and tenderness as well as in-your-face warrior confidence and power. | Songwriting: R&B, Pop, Folk, Jazz. Accessible and sophisticated storytelling. Conscious vibes. Fun, quick rhymes, tumbling melodies--whatever is needed.

I am a singer-songwriter with a deep love for jazz, soul, pop, and R&B styles.
I am versatile. Think: Joni Mitchell and Adele had a baby
My sound began folk/acoustic (my first album "Begin" is acoustic only) and it has evolved closer to R&B.

I was an actress first so I know how to take direction. With a little communication from you (even if it's vague, don't worry, I'm good at interpreting!) I can help you create whatever sound, whatever emotion, whatever moment you're aiming for.

If you want to add more power, emotion, or color to your song, I'm your goddess.

I've been writing songs for over a decade, and have commissioned several songs over the years.
I can write deep love songs, sensual songs, sorrow songs, heartbreak songs, as well as upbeat power pop tunes.

My personal focus is conscious music, so if you need spiritually-centered, high-vibe lyrics, I can do that, too.

I aim to create songs that are lyrically unpredictable, cutting, fun, and fresh, but still easily accessible to the average listener. Storytelling at its best. That's my goal.

I love writing for other people's tracks, as my ability as an instrumentalist is lacking. It's fun to lend my talents to projects that would be beyond my capacity to create on my own!

*Please include as much info as possible during your initial message so I can propose an accurate rate!*

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

6 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Yoed Nir
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    Always a pleasure working with a talented musician such as Jesse!

  2. Review by Balir
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    It was such a pleasure to work with Jesse. She is extremely talented and I can't wait to work with her again!

  3. Review by Dasin
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    Jesse is exceptionally talented and a wonderful person to talk to. Very humble and understands you clearly. Jesse is incredibly easy to work with and that vocal is perfect!

  4. Review by Omondi N.
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    Jesse’s voice digs deep and finds all the hidden gems I never knew I buried in my songwriting. But the real gems are the brilliant facets of her voice. Solid gold.

  5. Review by Omondi N.
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    Jesse delivered a knockout performance on a very tricky vocal melody in my uptempo Rock-pop song. I especially needed a wide melodic range in the vocal performance to carry the song’s climax. Jesse was astute in her tuning into this production need and killed it with a devastating delivery for a superb pain-pleasure paradox.

  6. Review by Omondi N.
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    A dream voice. Jesse expressed my music with devastating power, beauty and passion.

Interview with Jesse Powers

  1. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  2. A: Pop, R&B, Singer-Songwriter

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: My intuition is pretty spot-on most of the time, and when it's not, my ability to take direction comes in to save the day!

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: Generally I'll "sit" with a song for a day or so. I'll listen to it a few times through, then I'll take it into my daily life and begin to fill in the blanks of what it needs (lyrics, melody, harmonies, whatever). After creating it in my head, I'll take it to my home studio and lay down a demo and send it to my client. Then if I missed the mark on anything, we'll go back and forth to get every moment of the song feeling good and delicious. Then it's off to the pro studio to record a final take!

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: I worked on a song about strengthening the movement for climate change and environmental shift. I sang the top line and created harmonies and stacks for the song. It was an upbeat pop number with a lot of hope and power behind it! So fun!

  9. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  10. A: Second album, this time with full instrumentation instead of acoustic.

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: As long as you can keep communication open and thorough, we will get your creation exactly where you want it to be. Every moment, every note!

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: The feeling of the vibration of my voice as it flows through my body, and coming up with fun rhymes and lyrics to sing!

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What emotions are you looking to express? Do you need harmonies, stacks, or just a topline?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Give me as much info up front as possible, even if it's vague. Don't be afraid to use creative language to describe the mood you're aiming for,

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I began as an actress, doing musical theatre since middle school, then slowly transitioned to songwriting and playing guitar.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Passionate, Powerful, and Fun!

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, and Tori Kelly. All three of them have such unique ways of expressing, and I'd love to learn to blend my vocals with theirs--they are all so different!

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: Emotion, expression, power, and finesse.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: Professional Studios around town.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Joni Mitchell, Adele,

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Soulful, emotional vocals. Stacks, harmonies. Lyric writing and topline writing.

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I was the Topline Writer, Vocalist, Lyricist in all but #3 (vocals only) in this production

Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time: 3-6 days. Revised recordings allowed: 1-2 All depending on the depth of the project. I keep 50% of songwriting rights for top line writing or lyrics. 100% if both.

GenresSounds Like
  • Adele
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Brandi Carlile
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