Known for her captivating, sultry voice and her exotic interpretation of jazz, Jessica Medina melds culture, beauty and song in stunning harmony. Fluent in three languages, she fearlessly crosses borders with a fresh, seductive flavor that mesmerizes the senses. Her broad range, rich with provocative tones and colors, conjures a world lush in culture and deep in character. Born in New York City of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, Jessica’s initial musical education came through her parents, whose own vocal and musical talents fostered her appreciation for music. With Spanish and English as her native tongues•and New York City as her home•Medina quickly developed her musical talents alongside a keen interest in culture and languages. Today, Jessica creatively blends Spanish, French, American and Brazilian sounds in a vocal style infused with an international spice.
Throughout her childhood, Jessica worked with gifted choir masters and dance teachers, each of whom was struck by her talents. Jessica studied acting and musical theatre at HB Studios in New York, one of the most sought-after performing art schools on the East Coast. She learned musical theory, theatre, and co-starred in the children’s off-off-Broadway musical Amazing Grace in Tribeca. Jessica went on to participate in a highly selective dance workshop held by Twyla Tharp in New York. She completed her training performing The 100’s with the dance company and Ms. Tharp herself.