Over the years, several artists have used music as a universal communication tool, breaking the cultural and physical barriers to convey deep emotions of love, hope and dreams to their listeners. As one of those artists fostering community-building through music, Jasmine Ortiz continues to redefine music’s boundaries by giving a voice to the voiceless.
Jasmine Ortiz is a songwriter, recording artist, producer, instrumentalist, and a junior at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. She majors in Musicianship, Artistry Development and Entrepreneurship with minors in Political Science, Songwriting and Music Business. Jasmine has a deep steadfast passion for creating music. For 17 years, she has studied music through private lessons and formal education from her performing arts high school to her current tertiary education.
Dedicated to learning in every phase of her life and career, Jasmine has a knack for knowledge and truly believes in the superiority of seeking knowledge and learning from others. As a songwriter, recording artist, producer, and instrumentalist, she has gained insight into how to utilize her various skill sets to grow her artistry. Jasmine practices firsthand learning from watching producers and engineers work in the studio. She is currently producing new songs, recording, and engineering her own music; in addition to working with and being produced by top world-renowned multi-platinum producers like Trackdilla and Cesar Da Emporer, who mentors and helps guide her to create Jasmine’s new and original sound.
To better grasp the intricacies of music business, such as copyright law, music business agreements, and recorded music operations such as production budgets and split sheets, she is currently pursuing minors in songwriting, music business, and political science. She collaborates with different producers and songwriters to get more music ideas flowing and learn from their unique skillsets.
When creating music, Jasmine admitted that a deep and vulnerable part of herself is exposed. She explains, “I think that the risk of laying out your heart and soul through music waiting to be judged is worth the reward of people telling me how much my song has meant to them, or how much they related to it.”
With her latest song titled “Cherry On Top” going viral, Jasmine is taking the music industry by storm as she surpassed 2 million views on YouTube with over 500k streams on Spotify in just under seven weeks.
As “Cherry On Top” continues to top the charts, Jasmine is excited to introduce a fresh and exciting new vibe to her fans with a new song titled “Jaguar.” Set to be released April 23, along with a music video, Jasmine was inspired to write and record “Jaguar” as a fun project of trying something new, living a little reckless and in the moment.
“Jaguar” was produced in collaboration with multi-platinum producer Cesar Da Emperor, known for his work with A-list artists such as Post Malone and Chris Brown, to name a few. The song is expected to go viral upon its release and is a true testament to Jasmine’s musical prowess and her ability to connect with her audience with topics they can relate to.
Along with her music career, Jasmine has taken up leadership positions in many areas of campus life. She is currently serving as a senator on the student government. She works as an ambassador for young Americans in social advocacy and public policy at Butler Center for Service and Leadership.
An avid advocate for social causes, Jasmine gives back to the community through her work with the Guitars Over Guns initiative, an after-school mentorship program fostering community-building through music. The organization provides free after-school music education to kids in underfunded public school districts throughout Miami-Dade county.
Jasmine Ortiz makes music for anyone who enjoys music, connecting with listeners to share their thoughts and feelings through music. In the next five years, Jasmine hopes to become a successful musical artist on a world tour and contention for the Grammy Awards.
As new acts continue to emerge in the rapidly shifting music industry, Jasmine Ortiz is one to look out for as she makes music that transcends the bounds of binary genres. She incorporates new fresh sounds into the world of music.
To know more about Jasmine Ortiz, visit her official website.