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Private Playlist: jez.who shares music for empathy and affirmation Mar. 26, 2021 Photo: Camille Desmond / Illustration: Brian Vu
Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. jez.who is a Brooklyn-born writer, producer, photographer, and mental health advocate. A student of musical theater, they spent their early years as a cabaret performer in New York while pursuing work in film and TV. Moving to LA in 2018, they began self-producing music at home, releasing the "Peppapot" EP in August 2020. Inspired by their love of message-oriented club divas like Crystal Waters, CeCe Peniston, and Barbara Tucker, the EP also soaks in trip-hop, R&B, and electro influences. jez.who released a new single, "older with time," in March 2021. For this edition of Private Playlist, jez.who speaks about empathy and affirmation through their love of Celia Cruz, A Tribe Called Quest, and more.