We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessarae and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessarae, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risks are like an addiction every time you go on stage and perform you are taking a risk. Up there anything can happen it always gets your blood pumping and it’s like being in a natural high. Opportunities come in for me I never truly feel ready enough but you just have to hit the gas and take the jump and often times you will be very rewarded for taking that risk.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My journey has been a unique one as an artist. I started writing and performing very early at the age of nine years old. I performed at cabarets in my school and at the age of 17 I had a manager and I was signed to a publisher here in Los Angeles. They sent me to London England to write some songs. the trip went so well that I actually signed a management deal and a record deal over in the UK. I ended up living in the United Kingdom for three years where I toured. I played my own headline sold out tours all across Europe as well as opening for major acts playing in Arenas. I was definitely filtered through a system and being the type of artist I am the system didn’t really work for me so I ended up moving back to Los Angeles and having to learn how to DIY everything basically building myself back up from the bottom but this time maintaining control and a clear vision. What sets me apart is my experience. I come from an incredibly talented family my dad was a professional ice hockey player for 20 years in the NHL and now he’s the president of the Los Angeles Kings. He taught me everything I needed to know about endurance and passion. Now I’m making the best music I’ve ever made and it’s on my terms where I can write perform produce everything and also collaborate with amazing artists and producers of my choosing.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them on a hike through Malibu Creek. I would show the Malibu seafood café. If we had time for fine dining I would take them to capo for the best Italian food on the west side. I would show them Highland Park and all the cool thrift shops over there. I would show them my house, my home studio here in North Hollywood.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shout out Michael Singer author of the book the surrender experiment. He chooses to live his life in a way where you don’t resist the natural flow of life and it impacted me so much that I try to live my life that way post reading his book as often as possible. Also I would not be where I am without the support of my loving parents Luc and Stacia Robitaille.