We had the good fortune of connecting with baddJazz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi baddJazz, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Work life balance is a juggling act between our day jobs, baddjazz, and our personal relationships. This means admitting we need practice, making time for it, and being present. A good day for us is killing it at work, having dinner with the missus, and still finding the time to practice or perform.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We’re very excited to be releasing our debut EP later this year, titled “Just Drinking.” We incorporated a variety of influences and genres centered around rock and roll, and created one continuous experience of what being tipsy with friends while going through some stuff in your life is like. This is the first time we’ve done a project like this, so we’ve learned a lot about songwriting, recording, arrangement, and production along the way. We’re very proud of what came out.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’d be sure to take them out to all our favorite live music venues, especially around the echo park area where we’ve been hanging out! Our idea of a good time always involves good drinks, good music, and good company.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
When we first started our fear was not to be booed but being ignored. Making friends has never been easy for us so the dream of being part of a scene seemed far away. However, that’s exactly what we found ourselves in. A thriving community of musicians, sharing the stage with each other and singing along to songs they’ve just heard for the first time. In these places, we felt at home and accepted. So shoutout to Shred at the Shed, Sunday Best, Wonder&Awe productions and Writer’s Round for helping us feel at home. And thank you to a friend we made along to way, one of many, Jennie Gold.