Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenny Voss.
Jenny, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve been singing my whole life. My grandma was a traveling singer. My mom, dad, and aunt have amazing voices. My brother can play anything he picks up. Music was always just in our blood. Throughout life, I did anything I could to get on stage. So many talent shows, competitions, and karaoke-centered parties. Not until after college did I seriously start to dive into my career as a singer-songwriter. I always wanted to be well versed in another career path, so I shifted my creativity into advertising.
Once I made my way to San Diego on a whim, I started doing acoustic shows on the side around town at restaurants and events. The countless hours of live performing taught me so much about myself as an artist and how to control my voice in any environment and to try any genre. After five years of gigging and singing other people’s songs, I decided it’s time to start singing and writing my own. Those next couple of months I completely shocked myself. I would sit down to write and an entire song would fly out of me in one take. I finally realized that I was born to make music. Opportunities came my way that I’d been dreaming of and manifesting for years. My favorite pastime became creating and my favorite place in the world to be was in a studio with amazing people, making new music.
In 2019, I released my first single followed by my first EP with SoulRich Productions and have been writing and releasing consistently ever since. 2020 started with my biggest performance yet at The Music Box in San Diego which was a goal of mine for the end of the year, maybe even 2021. I learned the Law of Attraction at a young age and have been keeping my mind full of dreams and my drive towards my goals that soon become reality with a little bit of hard work and strategy. My plan for this year is to release as much music as possible and collaborate with as many producers as possible because that is what I truly love doing. This quarantine has fostered so many new tunes with so many amazing local DJs. I cannot wait to be able to perform and release these new songs for you soon. I am diving into the Soultronic House genre and mixing my love for soul and dance music together with a little splash of disco here and there. I’m excited for you to hear this new wave of my music as I get closer and closer to who I am as an artist and explore new paths for my creative energy to dance through.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The music industry is a BEAST. It’s been an amazing journey and I’ve learned so much just in this last year or two from some amazing opportunities, but there have definitely been some bumps along the way. I’ve had some experiences that have turned me away from the music industry, the big labels, the “Hollywood” aspect of it all, and just made me realize that I just want to make music because I love it and that’s all. It’s taught me to be smarter with my decisions and the people that I have on my team and that like most things, I can do it on my own. Being an independent artist is a hustle but every decision I make is for me and is made with love and intent for my future and that’s what matters most. Que Frank Sinatra — I DID IT MY WAY!!
Tell us more about your music.
JENNY VOSS is a singer, songwriter, creator, performer. The Sasha Fierce in Beyonce is the VOSS in me. As an artist, you have to have that stage name to get you into that mood when you perform. Most times when I am on stage, I am on such a high that I barely remember what even happens. JENNY VOSS takes over! I got the nickname at the Desert Hearts Music Festival last year when I was wearing a fur coat, lip-shaped red glasses, and a cheetah hat holding a bottle of champagne with my pinky up. My friend said that I looked like a boss and the next word that came out of his mouth was VOSS. These best friends and I started our own company last year, In The Bag Productions, throwing wildly decorated parties in San Diego where JVOSS gets to perform live with local DJ DBT, aka Do Big Things. I released my first wave of music in 2019 with SoulRich Productions that focused on my love for R&B and Pop. In 2020, I’m ready to focus on house music and grow in that niche market with a focus on disco. It’s my goal to keep SOUL in music and dive into my new found genre of Soultronic.
I’ve been working pretty diligently this quarantine and have been sending out my vocals and song ideas to a lot of producers. By the time we are done with this, I’m on track to have new releases with Chris Diaz, Memo Rex, Mitch Dodge, DJ Susan, Kyle Perez, DGTL CLR, Matty Ladd, Nik Thrine, Maximo, & Swingers. All local San Diego producers.
What role has luck (good luck or bad luck) played in your life and career?
I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything happens for a reason, some way or another. We make big things happen when we work hard and dream bigger. I’ve been extremely lucky in life, that’s for damn sure. I believe luck is real but manifestation is more real. We all deserve the best this life has to offer. There is not a limited supply of luck and opportunity in our world. Go make it happen!!!
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