SINGER-SONGWRITER & MUSICIAN
Jasmine Tristina Watkins is a 22 year old accomplished Singer/Songwriter and Musician. Jasmine Tristina is a native of Washington, DC. Her talent was noticed at a very early age, when she often performed solos for church choirs, musicals, piano recitals, local and national talent competitions. She has appeared in numerous commercials and television shows. It wasn’t long before she caught the ears and eyes of vocal contractors who helped put her vocal chops to work. Jasmine has performed lead and background vocals on many albums and soundtracks- Lemonade Mouth (Disney), Q. Soul Bossa Nostra (Quincy Jones/John Legend), Joyful Noise, and Best Man Holiday just to name a few. She is currently working on a solo project.
GET TO KNOW JASMINE TRISTINA
Vocalstar: Are you more of a singer or more of a songwriter?
Jasmine: I considered myself a singer that writes. Songwriting helps me connect with my audience. I am able to be the most vulnerable through my lyrics.
VS: What inspires you musically?
JT: I find inspiration all around me. Whether it’s through a conversation I have with someone, personal experiences, something I see or do. I’m able to pull from those experiences and transform them into something creative.
VS: When do your ideas come to you?
JT: My ideas come at random. I always journal and jot down any thoughts/ ideas that inspire a new song. I usually write my songs at night however.
VS: Who are your biggest musical influences?
JS: Sade, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse and Stevie W
onder. Just to name a few.
VS: What’s your idea of success as an artist?
JT: My idea of success as an artist is being able to create and sing music that I am passionate about and transparent with. I also want to inspire people to keep chasing after their dreams even when things don’t seem like they are working out. It’s all a part of the journey.
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We look forward to continue to follow her journey.