Authentic Thoughtful Intimate

Both No Depression and Paste Magazine say Jess Wayne’s songs are “stunning.” The Nashville Music Guide say his songs are ““smooth, cohesive ...deep and chart worth collection of old school retro Americana gold.” But, the music is hard to stuff into one box -it’s a fusion of “Modern Folk, Blues, easy Jazz and a dash of Americana” with “wisdom and honesty.”

 

After a life of performing as a singer, modern dancer, actor, musician, professor and lawyer, the songs are thoughtful, poetic and intimate --reflecting a wildly varied, curious Renaissance life. In essence, perfect music for those who have lived and know that life is complex, messy, muddy, simple and beautiful – usually at the same time.

 

Jess, who grew up in Aurora, Colorado, and went to school in Boulder, Colorado, now lives in Taos, New Mexico, when he is not touring. His 2019 Infinite Possibilities Tour took him to the Flagstaff Folk Festival and other dates in Arizona and Colorado as well as concerts in the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, England and Scotland (the Belladrum Festival).

Press Reviews

the essence of life’s complexity, for people who know that life is sometimes messy and muddy, yet simple and beautiful all at the same time… wisdom and honesty…” - Eileen Shapiro

The Huffington Post

As many moments of blissful beauty as there are of thought provoking, real-life reflection” - Rebecca Cullen

Stereo Stickman

thoroughly, entirely, contemporary adult rock at its purest...transports a listener to a candle-lit wood clapboard tasting room off of some lazy old road in the middle of nowhere” - Jake Tully

Moxipop

Jess Wayne Stuns with Debut... one of the most impressive and notable records of 2016” - Emily Hinde

No Depression (September 29, 2016

molten hot concoction of smooth jazz, contemporary folk, and cool blues that bring out the Americana "storytelling"” - Sherryl Craid

Nashville Music Guide

blissful combination of modern Folk, Blues, easy Jazz and a dash of Americana... stunning debut.” - Louise Parker

— Paste Magazine

Telling stories with a naked honesty over jazzy, rock-infused, Americana sound beds, Jess Wayne’s music speaks to those who have lived, who have tasted the complex simplicities of human existence, and who like their music with a refreshingly classic vibe...Jess Wayne‘s music is well-seasoned, fine like aged wine, and as tasty as grandma’s jam.” - Joshua (j.Smo) Smotherman

Middle Tennessee Music

Great original music, true professionals and an entertaining energetic show”

— Mike Giangreco, Los Angeles Promoter

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