Ms. Jess grew up in a family full of musicians. She has always had a deep love for music, and started by playing the clarinet for over 10 years. In high school, she began pursuing voice and was a member of the Arizona Jazz and Classical All-State choirs. She was also invited to be an Ambassador of Music, and performed solos for audiences all throughout Europe. Jess earned a BA in Music from Northern Arizona University under the instruction of Margaret Gunderson, where she was a member of the Shrine of the Ages Chorale as well as several jazz ensembles. Today, she is a very proud member of the Music Makers family, a member of the Sonoran Desert Chorale, and guest performs with blues band The Sugar Thieves around town. Jess has been at MMW since spring, 2010.