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“Jessica Ann Best as Mrs. Otis showed just how magnificent and commanding a mezzo-soprano can be.”

-Laurence Vittes, Bachtrack
The Canterville Ghost (Mrs. Otis), LA OPERA 2018.

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"We create because it allows us to open up our souls and give life. Artists breathe life into the world by exposing their deepest sentiments and realizing their need to connect."

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As the Stepmother in Lady swanwhite, Opera Tampa, 2019.
“Mezzo-Soprano Jessica Best gives the show’s best performance as the stepmother, who spends most of the play terrorizing Swanwhite and her servants. In her role, those unexpected melodic leaps made sense, and her paranoia and grief over a long-ago death dominate the stage.” 
-Andrew Meacham,
Tampa Bay Times

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September 23, 2020

Contemporary Musicians' Guide to Love is Reviewed by the Rochester City News!

"Her performance is a sophisticated one. She sings with a clarity of tone that is direct and accessible, and without any pretenses that would distance her emotionally from the audience. She communicates a variety of feelings in short order — anxiousness, excitement, happiness, and hesitation — as if she’s talking to a good friend, and not singing on a stage." -Daniel Kushner, Rochester City News.

We are so grateful that we are able to bring art into the world in the time of a pandemic, political and social unrest. We believe that art can help bring focus and change to that moment. You are now able to stream our on demand performance; now available from the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival through October 10th. Your ticket price will help cover all over our tangible expenses to make the production and The Hochstein School of Music, Blackfriars Theatre, and Black Lives Matter. We hope you will enjoy our show and help bring positive change to the word. We had so much fun making this show and it was an incredible shared experience!

Ticket Link: https://www.rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/contemporary-musicians-guide-to-modern-love

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August 9, 2020

Jessica joins The Savannah Voice Festival Virtual Online Festival: Art Matters.

A different way to have a festival!

What would have been one of my favorite summers in Savannah will have to wait as the heals from the pandemic. I miss Savannah with all my heart. The restaurants, the food, the coffee, the people, the beautiful places...and the music.

Thankfully, The Savannah Voice Festival is taking a different "stage," by bring the virtual program, "Art Matters," into our homes. In June, I recorded with my dear friend, Matthew Marco, at the beautiful site of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, NY. Like many of my colleagues, we recorded arias, art songs, and more on our own devices. After much creativity with sound and video editing; the festival is presenting a series of fun and stunning online events that will satisfy your at home artistic palate.

I hope you can tune in and watch all of the events, streamed for free! If you can't make on; try watching again the next day!

For more details, please visit the links and join us! 

I can't wait to get back to Savannah soon!:)

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