J Ross Parrelli is the new definition of success for an Independent Artist, a conscious, free flowing master of lyricism and forefront of an Urban Jazz movement. Born in the hills of Northern California, J Ross Parrelli started her career as a Jazz singer, singing back up for and alongside some of the most prolific Reggae artist around the world; Luciano, Pato Banton, Sizzla Kumonji, Kymani Marley, and even touring Africa for months with the Nigerian All Star band, the Mandators. But it was SLAM Poetry that transformed her lyrics after competing on a College level platform that would set the tone for what's to come.
With her global community work and growing interest in the education system and reform, she is currently co-creating a Hip Hop Curriculum that is now being piloted with youth everywhere; in their schools, after school music programs, foster youth gatherings and on Native Reservations. The combination of her unique musical talent and passion for empowering the next generation is infectious and is making a difference with everyone from at-risk youth to aspiring young artists.