Music Monday: Meet JNNA

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Happy Monday, readers!

Meet our Music Monday artist this week — JNNA! 

JNNA is a fresh new artist that’s bending genres with her passionate music. Her sound is inspired by old school classic blues and soul, that meld the old with the new to create a unique contemporary sound. Growing up in La Canada, California, she began to shape her craft at an early age by taking lessons with a vocal coach. At eight years old, her passion for music was solidified with her first live performance in front of an audience.

Going to college in Santa Monica, JNNA went about her expected path of taking classes and going to her part time job.  No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t shake the idea of how much she truly loved singing and how she couldn’t envision doing anything else for the rest of her life.  After finishing two years at her school, JNNA made the ultimate decision to act on her intuition and pursue her passion and with her remarkable talent, she has shown absolutely no signs of slowing down. 

In addition to her natural love for music and performing, JNNA cites her father as the biggest influence for pursuing her dream and all of the music that she makes. When JNNA was 20 years old, she lost her Dad, and while he was not a musician, she says a part of her is “always working to keep making him proud.”

2017 is shaping up to be a breakout year for JNNA as she is set to release her EP of original music by the end of this year and hopes to take her songs on the road. She simply wants to inspire others — the exact same way that music had inspired her to get out there and chase her dream.

JNNA stopped by the studio recently to talk about her passion for music and love for songwriting. Check out the video below and keep up with JNNA by following her on Twitter at @JNNAmusic.

Photo Credit: Douglas Newton

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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