Hello everyone! My name is Jessica Griffin. I am 25 Years old and I am a graduate student majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrating in Journalism and Music Performance. I’ve lived in Memphis all my life and grew up with music in my life and heart. I gradated high school in 2006 from Lausanne Collegiate School and received a scholarship to the University of Memphis from Sound Fuzion. I am not married, no kids and live at home with my parents, so my life is totally devoted to reaching my dream, which is to be a professional entertainer/singer. Although journalism is an interest of mine, only coming from a music stand point, singing and performing is really were my passion lies. I did Star Search in 2005, appeared on BET’S 106th and Park in 2009, opened up for Dru Hill in 2010 and sang with Aaron Neville in 2012. Currently I sing in a band named The Memphis Soul Revue and we travel all around the country doing wedding receptions and private parties. Being a young adult in this world today is tough but I have such supportive parents that they make life easier to deal with. Two weekends ago I put on show as Jessica Ray, my stage name, for The Exceptional Foundation at Minglewood Hall, which was a huge success. In the next few weeks I should be rapping up my EP cd and hopefully releasing it within the next couple of months. I have a wonderful Boyfriend who is currently on tour with ZZ Ward, he’s a drummer and she’s an incredible artist. As journalism is concerned I am nowhere near as experienced in this field as I see ALL of my classmates are, but I’m looking forward to learning new things and meeting you people!