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April 22, 2022

Jessica to release singles with BestEverProductions!

Jessica is working with BestEverProductions to release new singles this summer! Check back on the details! Producer and Arranger: Greg Best!

Jessica is working with her brother, composer and producer, Greg Best, to bring new music out in Summer and Fall 2022! Check back for more information soon!

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March 27, 2022

Jessica Sings the Great American Songbook! Winter Serenades with Michael Lasser and Alan Jones.

Listen as Jessica joins Michael Lasser and Alan Jones in an exploration of the Great American Songbook! Winter Serenades! Presentation by the town of Brockport and St. Luke's Episcopal.
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March 20, 2022

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral : Voices in the Cathedral. VoiceExperience Foundation.

Jessica sings with VOICExperience! at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Churchin Tarpon Springs, FL.

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March 8, 2022

Live From Hochstein! WXXI!

"Live from Hochstein returns with a lunchtime concert by faculty from the Nazareth College of Music with highlights from the Women in Music Festival on March 23rd at 12:10pm The lunchtime concert series Live from Hochstein is returning this spring, with a program of music composed by women. The music includes a Viola Sonata by Rebecca Clarke – who performed the sonata here in Rochester in 1923 for George Eastman at his house; Song Without Words for Clarinet and Piano by Libby Larson; Troubled Water by Margaret Bonds; and a set of vocal pieces by Alma Mahler, Lili Boulanger, and Amy Beach. The program features Ryan Hardcastle, viola; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Yoshiko Arahata, piano; Jacob Ertl, piano; and Jessica Best, mezzo-soprano."

Listen to Jessica and Yoshiko perform pieces from Viardot, Amy Beach, Alma Mahler, and Lucy Simon!

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February 4, 2022

Watch Jessica sing Carmen with Salt Marsh Opera! Now Available on Youtube!

Watch Jessica sing the title role in Carmen with Salt Marsh Opera!

Watch Jessica sing the title role of Carmen with Salt Marsh Opera! Now on Youtube!

You can find the link here: https://youtu.be/b5WEieyzkIk

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November 5, 2021

Carmen Review: Salt Marsh Opera

The cast likewise breathed new life into these staple roles. Jessica Best’s bombastic, bleach-blonde Carmen captured the character’s indomitable spirit with a combination of a saucy attitude and an earthy mezzo-soprano voice. With Best’s wide-ranging performance background, she was able to bring more variety to the vocal colors she used as Carmen that, in turn, gave a more nuanced musical portrayal of the character.-Lee Sheridan.

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