Hanjara Atta who goes by the stage name JazzZ Atta (coined from the music genre ‘Jazz’) is a budding Indie Jazz artist who infuses every other sound with it.
Hailing from Kogi state but brought up in Lagos, Atta is another artist breaking the norm when it comes to the quality of sounds permeating the air waves. On her discovery path to music in 2014, JazzZ recalled meeting with a group of music inclined folks who helped influence and fuel her desire to take on music as a career.
‘Practice’, her 2017 project gave the world a taste of Jazz Atta’s eclectic sounds, from the self-realising opener “Pill” which featured the rapper Boogey, to embracing her fears on “Free Failing” and even the super sweet “Sugar” on which she portrays love as a fantasy while showing off her love for jazz-inflected tunes. Jazz’s instagram page is also home to a number of freestyles and covers, including “You”, one of her most viewed covers to date which caught the attention of most listeners and critics.
In the past, the talented artist has been vocal about facing rejection from peers and other artists in the music industry because her sound wasn’t considered commercial enough. Rather than deter her, this actually strengthened her resolve and made her committed to perfecting her sound and working harder. The result definitely came through on her next two projects ‘No Left Overs’ &‘Yummy Vibes’ – where she explored themes like mental health on tracks like “Ridiculous” featuring Djaji Prime and mused on sexual liberation and expression on “Wild Thing”. Her latest offering ‘Yummy Vibes’ is 7-track project on which she draws on inspiration from her ‘everlasting muse’ the Yoruba goddess, Yemoja. As she weaves through the pain of relationships on “Gbim Gbim” and deals with acceptance on “My Body”, Jazzz takes listeners on a afro-futuristic cosmic musical journey.