Classy Silhouette (also known as Jennifer Bryant) discusses her new album, the reason why her name is Classy Silhouette and her upcoming tour in an exclusive interview on Veneration Radio. Click on the video below to listen to this 3 part interview. All three parts are posted below! Enjoy getting a personal look at Classy Silhouette
WHY CLASSY SILHOUETTE NEVER LET GO OF HER DREAMS
Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette is an independent singer songwriter and producer. She discovered her gift of songwriting when she was just barely twelve years old. Jennifer who comes from a family of famous musicians was exposed to jazz and blues at a young age. Her brother had toured the world when he was only nineteen years old with. When she was only nine years old her father recorded her on his own equipment and taught her about voice projection and to be mindful of her diction when singing into the microphone. Her father was always busy gigging with his own band but when he did spend time with her whatever he taught her meant a lot to her and it stayed with her over the years. When she was just a teenager her father had her learn songs by Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Billie Holiday and had her perform with his band on a wedding gig. When Jennifer Bryant who would later be known as Classy Silhouette was only 17 she was introduced to a local reggae band where she began rehearsing and even asked the band members if she could perform some of her original songs. She was then taken to a recording studio where she began studio work as a background vocalist. One thing led to another and somehow She would always end up crossing paths with other creative types. After a disappointing incident when she was expected to compromise herself for a chance at a major deal...She decided to sign with an independent record label but the label lost its financial backing and distribution.This incident happened a few years back and was quite disappointing but she never stopped working on her music. As a female entrepreneur who was already operating her own nightclub promotion business she knew that this was not the end for her musical goals and always believed that she (not anyone else) had the power to control her destiny and what the future held for her.
In 2009 Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette released her first album The Siren's Song independently and followed up shortly after in 2010 with her sophomore album Blue Silhouette. She then released two remix EPs On My Mind Remix and Keep Trying (remixes) that showcased her versatility as far her production and remixing skills. After her computer was hacked and she began to see that her work was being plagiarized she decided to copyright all of her work and release the rest of the music and videos that may have been compromised.
"It is so disappointing to see that someone has literally tried to rape me of all of my ideas and talent. I guess whoever was behind it had in mind that they really wanted to break my spirit. I think it's a shame that someone would be operating on such a spiritual low that they would even consider doing that to another human being. So that led me to believe that the mastermind behind it couldn't have been too cultivated. I mean there are only certain types of people who think it's okay to hurt other people for their own personal gain. I mean it's like selling drugs. When you sell drugs you don't care about the lives and the families of the people you are destroying...you're just thinking about having the latest trend, the hottest ride, the biggest chain, the biggest house to flex with, the fattest knot of money but the reality is that other people's lives were destroyed in order for you to have those things. Now don't get me wrong I know that the system didn't leave much of a choice for many of us to reach success so I am not looking down on anyone. Even I myself have had to tolerate things that were against my moral beliefs in order to eat but once I realized what lied beneath the surface and how my actions influenced others and affected the world around me my conscience helped me decide whether or not to carry on. Everyone has that moment when they are all alone and they sit there and that loud thought comes to them and says 'Maybe you shouldn't do that.' That loud thought is your conscience or some would say your guardian angel speaking to you and then it is left up to you to decide whether or not to carry on and from that moment forward you are responsible for your actions. This is what I call karma. So anyway what I am saying is that the person who hacked my computer and decided to share my files with other artists, songwriters, cinematographers and producers so they can steal my work could not have had much of a conscience. They must have had that mentality that I am speaking of. They didn't care that they were trying to steal my dream from me. They didn't care that they could be destroying my family. They didn't care if I may have been weak minded and felt like all was lost and gave up hope and committed suicide. Which thank God by the way I am not. But what about the people who are or were? They don't care about that. All they care about is being the biggest, the baddest, the richest and so on. It's a shame that the fame and fortune can cause one to become so self-absorbed that they lose all of their conscience. Anyway I am blessed that I have a spiritual foundation that has kept me grounded and I was able to bounce back from that and grow from it. I am glad I never gave up on my dreams and I am living my dream. It may not have happened the way it happened for others. Meaning I did not have a jumpsart with a huge advance to catapult me into world fame in a matter of days but I took the long narrow road. I had to work hard. I had to do everything myself (writing, recording, producing, editing videos, graphic designs) so you can't get anymore "real" than that. So there is nothing fake about anything I do. It's just that through me you got to see how it is actually done. I had to use whatever was available to create. What I have done right before your eyes is show you what it is to be a true creative and what it really means to be independent. Even though I would love to have a large company give me an advance (they certainly wouldn't be wasting their money on me. I mean look at what I have done without it), or some venture capitalist to come along and say " here I have been watching you for a while and I respect you and appreciate your hard work and was thinking maybe you could use this toward your future projects." BUT whether or not that happens does not determine whether or not I am actually living my dream. I can say that I did this and I did it myself through willpower and tenacity. Now you tell me what is fake about that." says Classy Silhouette
Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette released an 18 track album titled The Siren Returns in February of 2014. The unfortunate hacking situation actually made the Siren Song singer stronger because out of her determination to defend her creative works she has become a better producer and works faster than ever as she is able to spit out tracks and videos left and right. So who knows...everything happens for reason. Maybe this all happened so she would become the strong independent female singer, songwriter, and producer she is today and the people who did this to her will wake up and realize what they have been doing to others in order to maintain their status. Maybe this time when and if their conscience speaks to them ....they will actually hear it and make the right decision.
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Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette is a singer songwriter and producer in Atlanta, GA . She was born into a family of gifted jazz musicians that includes her cousin (Kevin Eubanks) trumpeter (Duane Eubanks), her late uncle (Ray Bryant) who was a famous jazz pianist and composer, another uncle (Tommy Bryant) who was a bass player In a group called The Ink Spots and the list goes on. Her father cultivated her by exposing her to music by Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughn, and Billie Holiday as a little girl. Although Classy Silhouette is related to famous musicians she has gone down a path that was paved entirely on her own.
Classy Silhouette discovered her gift of songwriting at the age of twelve and began studio work as a back ground vocalist at the age of seventeen. In 2009 Jennifer Bryant aka Classy Silhouette presented her first album The Siren’s Song to the world. Since then she has released four more projects …. the Blue Silhouette album on which she pays homage to her roots in jazz music, The Siren Returns is an 18 track album which acts as the sequel to The Siren’s Song album with edm mixes and brand new pop songs, the Keep Trying remix ep dons five different versions of the song that originally appear on The Siren’s Song album and then there is the On My Mind Remix EP that showcases five remixes of the song On My Mind that also appeared on The Siren’s Song album.
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