… Definitely an exceptional debut - in great anticipation of the next musical “strike"
Respect for this beautiful album.
Jessica plays with us a bit and even seduces us, but her songs help us to think or even dream. Which is rare these days.
- Sk Jazz, Slowakije
This calls for a second CD.
It is not common to find a debut album of such high quality.
Yuki Yamamoto, JazzJapan, Japan
I love this splendid album with its present-day vision!
- Radio REC, France
Her singing is impressive, a great talent. At the same time, she comes across as immensely self-confident.
…the young Dutchwoman shows her talent not only as a singer,
but also with loud airy-light original compositions,colorful and disarmingly undogmatic…
Hessischer Rundfunk, DE
A welcome salve for the soul.
An ambitious work by a promising young talented diva, who successfully blends the jazz tradition with the taste of a new generation.
Jazz Critique, Japan
…Sparse arrangements, exposed vocals and really beautiful compositions make listening to this album a great pleasure.
...Hard to believe this is a debut!
...How Jessica merges with the ingenious band as a dynamic unit, I could listen to it forever.
...De Boer's virtuoso improvisationskills, timing and frasing are of a high standard.
This sound is colorful, sophisticated, and new.
Mime Yamamoto, JazzJapan, Japan
... Whether with or without words, de Boer creates a musical universe that goes beyond the immediate meaning of the lyrics
All in all, a dreamlike unity of all participants can be heard, a mood that uses elements of jazz and a bit of pop in a very loose and relaxed way.
I am hoping that they will come to Japan soon…
Taaki Sakurai, Japan
...I think Jessica is a great new addition to the musical landscape in the Netherlands: original, involved with the world we live in,
big hearted with great craftsmanship and a singing talent to match."
"Grow" shows an up-and-coming young woman who has found her style, her form of expression,
distilling her ideas from various pots and barrels and turning them into a very unique cocktail.