Jessi Teich masterfully mixes jazz sophistication, blues grit, and soul’s tragic romance, with an edgy-but-elegant aesthetic.
“My dad surrounded me with music, it was like breathing air,” Teich said.
Because of her wide range of musical talents, Teich has performed with a variety of artists in different genres such as the late Sid Simmons, Mike Boone, Byron Landham, Bernie Worrell, Charlie Hunter, Ronnie Earl, and G. Love. She also has been featured at the Roots’ annual Roots Picnic (alongside Kid Cudi, De La Soul, Diplo, St. Vincent, Stretch Armstrong, and DJ Diamond Kuts), WaWa Welcome America!, Bethlehem Musikfest, the Canadian Music Festival and prestigious venues throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, including Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater.
On her new album, Twisted Soul, Teich writes about heartbreak, love, loss, gain, and sisterhood. Teich wants the message of hope conveyed in Twisted Soul to help other women cope through the devastating grip that abuse can have on one’s life.
“When I write, it feels like I’m vomiting crazy emotions out of my system,” Teich says laughing. “It’s this cleansing feeling. It’s what keeps me alive.”