|Birth name||Jasmine Jean Morley|
|Born||1st February 1989|
|Occupation(s)||Singer - Songwriter|
Jasmine Jean Morley (born 1 February 1989) is an English singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, UK. Most notably known for her singles Bad Love, Disconnected and Safe Place which was added by BBC Radio 1 to their Introducing playlist.
Morley was born in Maidstone, Kent before moving at the age of one to her now home in Dorset, near the town of Bournemouth. Growing up in a musical family, Morley began writing songs at the piano from a young age. Known as 'Jazz' to her friends and family, she attended Bournemouth School for Girls until the age of 18 before leaving to study Vocal Performance at the Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford, where she honed her skills as a singer, songwriter and performer.
Pre 2015: getting started
Following her graduation from ACM, where she was awarded 'Outstanding Vocalist', Jazz took her piano and original music on the road throughout the UK. Whilst performing on the Emerging Artist stages at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, the Huffington Post commented that she was "reminiscent of the unconquerable superpower that is Adele."”
2015–2017: breaking through
In 2015, having toured extensively around the UK, Jazz took time away from the stage to focus on developing her sound in the direction of soulful electronic music. Her debut single "Set Her Free" showcased this and was released along with an accompanying music video filmed at Hengistbury Head. This received support from BBC Introducing 'The South' and its first national radio play from Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2.
Morley connected with artist and producer Draper. In 2016 Jazz independently released her singles "Bad Love" and "Take Me Down" which gained praise from NYLON, BBC Introducing, KCRW in the US and consecutive Top 5 chart positions on Hype Machine as well as playlisting across Apple Music and Spotify. "Bad Love" also went on to feature in US TV Drama Stitchers’ and the Visit Las Vegas global ad campaign ‘Now And Then’. Directed by Sasha Levinson, this commercial went viral with over 11 Million streams in under a year and was nominated for Youtube Ad Of The Year 2018.
The release of single "Ruin Me" was premiered by Billboard. Morley filled London venues The Old Queens Head, St Pancras Old Church, The Courtyard Theatre and the Music Week RADAR Showcase as well as Bournemouth’s Shelley Theatre.
In 2017, Morley reconnected with a friend and producer Brad Mair to work on new material. This lead to the release of single, "Safe Place", a love song written about her home by the sea in Boscombe. The song was played by Jo Whiley at Radio 2 and playlisted as the BBC Introducing Track Of The Week on BBC Radio 1. The year was rounded off with an acoustic session on BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends performing her cover of "Last Christmas" by WHAM.
In 2018 Morley was invited to perform at music industry showcase MusExpo in Hollywood. In addition to a successful Pledge Music campaign, Morley received The International Showcase Fund from the PRS Foundation which enabled her to travel to Los Angeles to perform. It was here that Morley secured representation from booking agent UTA Global Head Of Touring, Neil Warnock MBE.
Following this appointment, Morley went on to perform at British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Kew The Music supporting Jools Holland and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall supporting George Benson. In September 2018, Morley was asked to support Rodriguez for two nights at the Royal Albert Hall.
In November 2018, Morley released "Disconnected", a song she wrote at the age of 20 about her brothers deployment to Afghanistan to serve as an Officer with 3 Rifles. The single was released on Friday 9 November, two days before the centenary of the World War 1 Armistice. Morley partnered with military charity SSAFA to raise funds through sales of the single.
|"Set Her Free"|
|"Take Me Down"|
|"Take Me Down (New Immunity Remix)"|
|"Safe Place (Mark "Artful" Remix)"|
|"Me And My Mind"|
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- "Jazz Morley Will Make You Wish You Had A “Bad Love”". NYLON. 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- "Stitchers Official Music Guide Season 3". Freeform.com. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- Mark, Lois Alter. "The LGBTQ Las Vegas Tourism Ad That Became A YouTube Hit". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
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- "BRITISH SINGER JAZZ MORLEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE IN AID OF SSAFA". SSAFA. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- "Singer Jazz Morley releases new single for armed forces charity". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- Brandon. "Jazz Morley – "Take Me Down" (New Immunity Remix) // Shang Chengxiang – The Burning Ear". Retrieved 2019-01-28.
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