Artist • Composer • Lyricist • Publisher • Recording Artist
Jay is forever on the lookout for a piano to play and Tessa has been singing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. ￼
The duo began performing together in 2009 as budding jazz musicians in Seattle, WA, and as church musicians for a number of Christian Science branch churches in the area. With Jay’s energetically soulful piano and Tessa’s pure voice and profound lyricism, the singer/songwriter duo is an easy favorite. Their first album, Soulshine, is a moving collection of original solos growing right out of spiritual inspiration and Scripture. The duo has performed as guest musicians at The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA.
Tessa E. B. Frost is a versatile singer with forays into folk, bluegrass, musical theater, opera, and jazz. She’s performed as a soloist at various churches and venues in the United States, but got her solo start in La Musa Cafe in Cusco, Peru. She is a natural performer with an easy way of singing from the heart. Her voice is pure and true, a window full of shimmering light. Listen for a moment to hear the clear tone and soulful stylings of her musical influences: Melody Gardot, Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, The Wailin’ Jennys, and Joni Mitchell.
Jay Holcomb Frost is an inspirational music composer and jazz pianist. The piano/voice compositions that he writes with his wife are published here on Watchfire Music and have been performed in church services across the country. Jay’s jazz piano chops take him to corporate events, private parties, weddings, and restaurants across the DC area, and he can occasionally be found in community theater.
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I looked on the list of the Weekly Musicians to see who we had as performers and there was a new newlywed couple who were performing music that was just…beautiful. So I’d like to present to the stage Jay and Tessa Frost from Seattle, Washington. And I hope that when you hear their music, you catch a glimpse of the beauty of God.
Wonderful! You two are quite the vibrant duo. Your very real energy is extremely fun and inspiring. It is SO AWESOME to hear you in my church each month. I am appreciative of your gracious humility and sweet friendliness. Thank you for sharing so freely.
Thank you for the comfort in your music. I think of Mary Baker Eddy’s hymns – Mother’s Evening Prayer, Shepherd Show Me, Brood O’er Us. There is something to be noticed there, and something to be recognized as invaluable right now in its immediacy and its universality. Messages of comfort, compassion, and Love.
Inspired and inspiring! So lovely to hear you sharing this with our wider church family. Your music always lifts my heart!
I love the CD and I can't wait to sing your lovely songs. Congratulations, you two!
Peace Like A River is probably the most beautiful composition/performance I have ever heard.
... your recent contribution on time4thinkers weekly musician [Father of Lights], I danced outside to that piece. I was in the early morning with my bike before the sun got hot and went under these beautiful trees and took off my shoes and let the music move me. It was wonderful. It was truly a Thanksgiving service for me. THANK YOU! Also, [one day my] church service was without an organist. I spontaneously picked out a solo from your album "SOULSHINE". I was inspired to pick this because I heard it sung in one of The Mother Church's Sunday services. How enriching!
I thank you all so much. It touch[ed] me so and gave me such comfort just when I was missing GOD's son so much. Knowing who is always with him and me. Thank you for this most beautiful expression of love.
One word: Awe! Awesome! Awe-inspiring! And, yes, I am awestruck. Thanks so much for your guys' dedication and love that can be felt through your music.
The spiritual message is so clear. I sincerely hope your work moves off the internet and into our branch churches.