Jessy Hay – Spring Song:
One of the first things that strike you about the talented new phenomenon Jessy Hay is his almost infectious enthusiasm. When asked about his first single, ‘London City’, he replies:
“In March 2014 I was invited to play a show in London. It was my first time there, so I planned to go and see all the famous monuments! However, the weather was terribly bad, so eventually I just stayed in my room, sat at a little old piano and spontaneously a song came up: ‘I went to London City, but I didn’t see the Big Ben’. I feel it wrote itself.”
London City is one of those songs that hit you right away. “Everyone who heard it was immediately enthusiastic”. The Australian film production Kitamar & Co immediately offered to shoot a music video, and where else but London?
Jessy’s second single, “Spring Song” was recorded in the prestigious Wisseloord studios and was filmed in Victoria, Australia.
Jessy Hay (28) grew up in Jerusalem. He learned music and guitar and went to the prestigious Rimon School For Jazz And Contemporary Music, where he won several prizes and scholarships, and graduated after only two years. He then moved to study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he graduated with honors.
Since his graduation Jessy has become a well acclaimed and sought-after session guitarist, working, touring, and recording with amongst others Ruth Jacott, Wicked Jazz Sounds and Big Black & Beautiful. “Musicians in the scene know me as a guitar player, but I’ve always written songs and sung. In the last few years I may have released three Jazz E.P’s, but I was always influenced by so many styles of music, ranging from soul, R&B and funk through rock and blues, and pop music is something I’m attached to very much as well. My coming debut album is certainly the piece of music I’m most proud of to date!”
Jessy Hay’s debut album is planned to be released world wide late 2017.