Jess Nolan, Desiree Jaha

December 1st, 2021 9pm   Stage

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Jess Nolan

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Singer/songwriter Jess Nolan is an old soul continuously channeling a palate of creative forces. A skilled poet, painter, and keyboardist hailing from small-town central New Jersey, she gained quick momentum when she moved to Nashville and won Lightning 100 and BMI’s fan-voted Music City Big Break show.

Jess is a frequent community collaborator and can be found writing or onstage with an array of artists including Katie Pruitt, Joy Oladokun, Mary Bragg, R.LUM.R. and more. Since 2018, she's mentored for the non-profit Girls Write Nashville which aims to cultivate empowered expression and a positive, safe space for teen girls. Jess's debut album, From Blue to Gold, is available everywhere now and serves as a timeless reminder that through the convergence of intuition, skill, and community, there is an undeniable beauty in art that honestly reflects the human experience.

Desiree Jaha

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Desiree Jaha tells stories and builds community through her singing, songwriting, live performances, teach-ins, fundraisers, and community organizing. Her work lies at the juncture of healing and artistic expression, and within her axis she empowers others to heal, grow, and co-create the future.

Desiree’s journey is rooted in song. She is a decorated vocalist, composer, and arranger. She has been the frontwoman of SHENZI since 2016, a quintet that melds jazz, hip-hop, and soul with narrative lyrics. The band’s history spans two tours and numerous festivals, including GroundUP, Form, and III Points. She has performed alongside Grammy winning artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Becca Stevens, Cyrille Aime, Gretchen Parlato, and PJ Morton.