Red Carpet Interview
Nominated for AAA Artist of the Year – 20th Annual LA Music Awards
Jennifer Quiroz writes and sings home-spun pop songs rooted in acoustic melodies and intimate detail. With lyrics like the ember-infused conversations one has with friends by a fireside and melodies as memorable as those moments, Jennifer Quiroz’ debut EP And So I Sing is poised for success. With subject matter ranging from developing the faith that everything happens for a reason (“The Greatest Good”) and the escape that music offers (the title track “And So I Sing”) to the fear of being alone (“The Story”), her catchy songs and soft, raspy voice effuse a healing warmth.
Jennifer started writing when she was 16, but she suffered from paralyzing stage fright that kept her from singing. Two years later, she won a college talent competition, which gave her the courage to play a summer residency at a local LA coffeehouse, but after a successful run of shows, she still couldn’t shake her fear and gave up performing. It took the traumatic experience of her father being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer to finally infuse her with the strength she needed, as detailed in her song “Crash.”
After a two year fight and by a complete miracle, her dad beat all the odds, and in the process, Jennifer herself was also healed. She realized that if she could face what she had been through, she could face anything, and that life was too short not to follow your dreams. With her new found faith and strength, Jennifer found herself brimming with inspiration, songs, and the courage to follow her dreams.
Since then, Jennifer has become known for her intimate, personable, humorous and conversational stage presence. After having played to enthusiastic crowds at LA venues such as Molly Malone’s, Room 5, The Mint, and Genghis Cohen, she had her EP release show at LA’s famed Hotel Cafe in February. The EP’s opening track, “The Greatest Good,” has been featured on “The Ghost Whisperer,” is receiving major radio airplay on Dave Koz’s Smooth Morning show in Tokyo on JWAVE, and was also featured as bumper music on the nationally syndicated talk show “Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.” The song “Build Me A Bridge” was chosen to be on The Alternate Roots Valentine’s Day compilation. 33 out of 500 submissions were chosen as finalists and the final 24 songs included on the compilation were chosen by audience voting. In March, she was nominated for a 2010 LA Music Awards Triple A Artist of the Year award.