Before she was a prolific singer and songwriter, it is remarkable to note that Jasmine never really even sang or started writing songs until her last year in college. Growing up with a Deaf father, her first language was ASL (American Sign Language), and though she remembers listening to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Paul Simon with her mother, music wasn’t a huge part of her upbringing like many of her peers. She attributes the considerable piano lessons she took as a young girl to learning and hearing melodies early on.
When she began singing, and writing, and teaching herself guitar (with a little help from friends), there was no looking back. She was determined to pursue music, deferring grad school much to the chagrin of her parents, and focused on a music career directly out of college. Learning ASL before English lends her a unique style of writing and way of thinking that tends to compliment and work well with other songwriters.
Jasmine's songs channel the power of pop, the edge of electronica, and a singer-songwriter intimacy. She is able to create songs that are inspiring and emotional, yet direct and fun.