November 8, 8:00am - 9:30am CST. Hosted at Kaneko
part of a series on Lost
About the speaker
From busking on the streets of her hometown in Omaha, Nebraska, to wowing the audience at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater, singer-songwriter Jocelyn knows how to shine for a crowd. The 22-year old musician, armed with her powerful voice, mesmerizing stage presence, rhythmic guitar playing, and tireless work ethic, puts the heart into Heartland, utilizing her natural talent and mature perspective to connect with listeners no matter what venue she plays.
Jocelyn has captivated audiences around the world through her earnest music videos and performances. Her first single, the uplifting and infectious SPEAK UP, is about a personal bullying experience she endured and how she worked to overcome it. Written during a session in Los Angeles with producer Denny White, the song came to Jocelyn like lightning and the pair had it finished in under an hour. “SPEAK UP is about turning negativity into positive energy instead of letting the bullies drag you down,” she says. “It’s about realizing that you are your own individual, so speak up and live by example.”
That theme of self-empowerment carries across not only her new music but her entire life. “I want to sell records, sell out arenas, make great music for people to connect to, and inspire a movement of self-love.”
Jocelyn found herself through her music. Learn how she speaks up and sings loudly to keep putting in the work to perfect her craft.