With a voice like molten honey and intricate guitar parts in alternate tunings, Jess Kerber is a singer-songwriter whose eclectic folk sound weaves stories to get lost in.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Jess discovered the Berklee 5-Week summer program at the age of 15, and became determined to attend, spending the rest of her high school career saving up money to attend the program. For the next four years, Jess performed weekly at restaurants, weddings and festivals, eventually reaching her goal soon after.
A few years later, Jess graduated from Berklee College of Music as the 2018 Lollapalooza full-tuition scholarship recipient. In her last year of school, she organized a festival celebrating the house she lived in at the time, famously named The Brighton House. For over ten years, this house has been home to Boston’s most renowned folk musicians. The festival debuted at Cambridge’s own Club Passim, while Jess was taking part in a summer internship there.
Following the close of this chapter, she released her self-titled sophomore album, which she co-produced and feels is the first representation of her deepest artistic sound. Along with being a performing artist, Jess is also a well-versed session musician, and in Fall 2021, she embarked on a self-booked European tour with New England – based singer/songwriter, Will Orchard. Together, they performed in 19 cities throughout western Europe, starting in the UK and ending in Sweden.
As a teacher, Jess works to help her students find joy through music by not just teaching them how to play an instrument, but by also helping them to develop their own creative authenticity.