Songstress and Pianist Extraordinaire The Rising Star Jessica Ashley is an artist of the people. Genuine, Kind, and Unassuming with the pipes and dancing fingers on the Ivory that will rival the likes of Alicia Keys. This young YouTube sensation put her life growing up on hold to pursue a career that most people would have never been able to rise to the challenge. Jessica’s musical inspirations come from such well known artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, and it is easy to see this influence in her piano playing and her passionate soulful voice. Jessica is a New York born native with a musical family including her sister who is an Opera performer. Jessica is collaborating with producer Sean Garrett on her first album. In a recent interview Mr. Garrett had this to say about Jessica… A powerful force in the pop music scene, producer/songwriter Sean Garrett has produced an incredible fifteen number one singles in only seven years of producing music (for artists that include Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Nikki Minaj, Usher, and Chris Brown). Remarkably, that number puts him in fifth place on Billboard Magazine’s all-time list of producers with the most number one hits. Garrett is the only producer to achieve this measure of success in under a decade, and is also the only active producer that is mentioned on the list. Garret’s 2004 hit song “Yeah”, with Usher, Lil’ Jon, and Ludicris is currently the eleventh all-time best selling record in history. Garret is also a recording artist in his own right, having released the blockbuster, “Break-Up”, with Mario in 2009, and “Feel Love”, featuring Drake and J-Cole, which is currently climbing the charts. Be sure to follow Jessica Ashley on Twitter and check out her YouTube Channel Keep Reaching for those stars Jessica Ashley… You’re nearly there!