The B-Side Founder
You may not know me now, but if you don’t already, I promise you will. My name is Jess, and I’m the most passionate music journalist hot off the press. If you want to know one thing about me, I’m a natural-born storyteller, and I’m dying to hear yours.
Throughout my adolescence and into my high school years, I excelled in two main talents: music and talking. Music has been there for me my entire life; I took piano lessons from the age of six, then moved on to train at the National Ballet School for nine years. At age 13 I decided to teach myself how to play guitar, which became a lasting element of my high school identity. I’ve always had an eclectic music taste, and I get to pursue my ultimate dream job in the field of music journalism.
In school, I always felt most comfortable in an English class, and in particular I always loved creative writing assignments. When I write narrative features, I’m able to combine my prior musical background and my distinct creative writing abilities to paint a portrait in words.
When it came time to choose a field of study, Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Journalism was always my first choice, and I am affirmed every day that I made the correct decision in my program. At the end of the day, I study people. I take a genuine interest in the stories of others, and when I interview you, I’m able to intuitively ask questions that flow like conversation.
The B-Side is a blog dedicated to upholding a professional standard in our coverage of local music. As Chief Editor, Reporter, and fellow music enthusiast, I ask that you please crack open a cold one and sit with me to chat about your art-, and that’s on the record!