Wherever there was a piano present, whether in a Hospital, a care home or at a train station Jess would play. She became known by fellow Doctors and patients as 'The Piano Doctor'.
As part of her medical research Jess studied the impact of music on the hospital waiting room. During this time she wrote music for the project and began to understand the importance of melody and harmony on the mood of a waiting room and the mental state of the patients within. This formed the basis for her first collection of songs "The Piano Doctor", songs of reflection and contemplation.