SongVault Artist Profile
Colorado, United States
Meditation / Spiritual
Jessica Waters is Magnetic Wind. She could sing before she could talk. At eight she learned piano, 12, banjo, and later would come percussion, dulcimer, various folk and world instruments, violin and finally VSTiís. Jessicaís first instrument however, was voice. With 14 years of professional vocal training, over three decades of repertoire and two decades of song writing, Jessica knows music.
Working in original composition, Jessica's conservatory trained and does all songwriting, arranging, instrumentation, vocals, orchestration, mixing, engineering and producing. This versatile artist demonstrated her vocal power after successfully performing as a backup and lead singer in Minneapolis, MN in 98 with various gospel groups. During this time, Jessica worked exclusively with power producer and songwriters J.D. and Frank Steele, most recognized for his work with Prince, George Clinton, Sounds of Blackness and his songwriting in various films.
In 2004, Jessica released a self-titled short album of 6 songs entitled, Voices of My Ancestors, focusing on ethereal tones, harmonics and inspired voice. Later, Jessica would led her musical talents to the electronic groups, Seraphim's Requiem and Melpomene1. Jessica is a member of the Recording Industry Association of America, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the Grammy Recording Academy.
Jessica is heavily influenced by female songstresses Lisa Gerrard, Enya, Deva Premal and Loreena McKennitt. She draws from both electronic and acoustic instruments for her recording and songwriting.
"Magnetic Wind is what my intention was with my music from it's origins back in 1998 and my solo album in 2004, Voices of My Ancestors. Acting as a conduit for the sacred, my hope is that you connect with my music soulfully, throughout your spirit, and the power of the universe to revel in beauty inside you."