Jacqueline was born in New York but moved to San Diego at a young age. Because of her family, Jacqueline grew up listening to an array of genres, all having equal influence on her. In junior high she started to gravitate towards songs from musical theater, where she discovered the importance of song structure, as well as a new found love of performing. Throughout high school, she performed in various musicals. In 2003, she was accepted to attend the University of Southern California, where she continued to explore various types of music. Her hope is to excel in the craft of songwriting so as to convey her ultimate goal: blend various music from around the globe to make one mainstream sound. This self-titled album is Jacqueline's debut as a singer/songwriter: 'Throughout my academic career, I've dabbled with songwriting. It was never a conscious effort until the summer of 2006. By then I had stopped listening to the radio because I felt all the music on a majority of the stations, particularly the major ones, was redundant. I would constantly express my frustration with the lack of variety represented on the airwaves. My Stepfather then challenged me to 'fix it.' The result is this album. Over the course of the production of this album I've come to appreciate the songwriting and recording process. I feel this album is a just representation of where I am now as a songwriter and a good indicator for where my music should start heading. While this is a start, I definitely want to incorporate new sounds so that what was once considered world beat can be brought into mainstream music. Already I think it's happening, I just hope to be a part of the progression.' TAXI® recently had this to say about her music (the song DETOX): "A surprising blend of hip-hop, dance with a pop-rock edge. (Gwen Stefani meets Janet/Michael Jackson?) You are ... an old soul, which is a compliment/testament to the ageless wisdom conveyed in your lyrics. Each line (is) so intensely rhythmic that when you hit the pre-chorus it just continues to soar with melody winding up with your extremely catchy and melodic chorus release. The overall presentation is really pro looking and sounding. Strong melodies throughout. I still wanted to sing along even though I couldn't quite grab all the lyrics. Good job at conveying your ideas in a way I'm sure quite a few can relate to - strong, convincing vocal.'"
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