"Prairie Dusk" is a new Indigenous Classical Music CD of original compositions for varied Flutes, Voices, Piano, and Viola recorded in 2023 at Studio Bell. Jessica is accompanied by special guests Connor Chee, Holly Battacharya, and Jonathan Adams. produced by Kenna Burima. Album artwork is by Tianna Delorme.
Album tour is October 26th - November 22nd. Album tour is supported by CMC BC (website) and Calgary Arts Development.
Thank you to Calgary Arts Development Authority Inc., Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Canada Council for the Arts for your support of this new album.
INCANDESCENT TALES In the fall of 2019 I recorded my first CD at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. I am very excited as this is my first full-length of traditional to contemporary music for the flute. This project of Indigenous Classical music is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Short-term projects in Creating, Knowing and Sharing and Calgary Arts Development ArtShare program.
My collaborators are Beverley McKiver on piano and Laura Vinson as producer. Karen Shepherd was a guest on the CD as well. Adriana Contreras did the album design and album artwork is by Elijah Wells.
"Inni" was an official Fairy Tales Film Festival 2020 Selection and nominated for World/Cultural Recording of the year and Prophets of Music Emerging Artist Award for the 2021 YYC Music Awards. It is also nominated for a Native American Music Award (2021)
NEW ALBUMS IN THE WORKS
I am also excited to announce that I am writing a new album of original music, supported by Calgary Arts Development. This project is also supported by the Connexions program from Canadian New Music Network and will be released summer of 2024. Tunes from this upcoming album will be performed in Revelstoke September 23rd and watch for an event in January at the Calgary Public Library with CBC.
I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.