✪ Jessie Wagner

Dynamic Vocalist ✪ Songwriter

220 Reviews (202 Verified)
✪ Jessie Wagner on SoundBetter

DYNAMIC SINGER ★ TOPLINE WRITER ★ VOCAL ARRANGER Wicked Cool Records Recording Artist, Jessie Wagner, toured with Lenny Kravitz, Chic, Kid Rock, Bo Bice, Stevie Van Zandt and Duran Duran. Her powerful yet dynamic vocal style lends itself to EDM, RnB, Gospel, Soul, Hip Hop and Rock with ease. Book her today and take your track to the next level!

Jessie's star continues to rise in the music world. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, her career blossomed when her live performance caught the attention of Bo Bice, and she began singing and touring with his band, Sugar Money. Shortly after completing the tour, Jessie took a leap of faith and moved to New York City, the perfect setting for her talent to shine.

Her big break happened when renowned drummer Omar Hakim had audition for legendary disco band Chic where she became one of the lead singers. This the launching pad led to her destiny. If Lenny Kravitz, Duran Duran, Chic, Stevie Van Zandt and Kid Rock weren't enough, Jessie has also had the honor of singing with artists from all facets of the music industry, including Patti Labelle, Sir Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Sister Sledge, Musiq, the Pointer Sisters, Bebe Winans, Eric Bene and she has performed live at such prestigious venues as the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary Roskilde Rock Festival, and the Grammys.

Ownership/Publishing preffered
- 50% Top Line (melody/lyrics/ full song)
- 25% Hooks
- 25% Co-writes and Edits

For buyouts and work for hires (contact for pricing).
Commercial release upon approval.
Featured artists TBD on song by song basis.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


Discogs verified credits for Jessie Wagner
  • Jessie Wagner
  • Jessie Wagner
  • Iron Bridge Band
  • Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul
  • Lisette Melendez
  • Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul
  • Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul
  • Soraia (2)
  • Dom Brown
  • Cho And Random Impetus
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Santana
  • Ryan Hamilton (8)
  • Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul*
  • Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul*
  • Santana


  • English

220 Reviews - 32 Repeat Clients

Endorse ✪ Jessie Wagner
  1. Review by Norman Z.

    She did a fantastic job on our cover of "The Sound of Silence." We are using her again. Norm Zada.

  2. Review by Robert L. Smith
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    Who is Jessie Wagner? Simply one of the best singers I've heard here on Soundbetter. What a day well spent to mix one of her songs. Her vocals and performance are what I wish all my singers could sound like. As that is not the case, I guess I will just have to work with her as much as I can. Highly recommended!!

  3. Review by Joe K.
    by Joe K.

    I had a great experience working with Jessie, she's very professional, helpful and friendly. Her voice is incredible, with amazing dynamics, power and range. She also provided lots of useful ad libs and harmonies, and delivered high quality final recordings. I would highly recommend her, thanks Jessie!

  4. Review by angelothekiid

    Earlier than expected and amazing vocals!

  5. Review by Kenny K.

    If you hire Jessie for vocals be sure your insurance policy is up to date because your studio will be ON FIRE!!! Jessie makes your tracks sound like a classic right out of the gate. Very nice person to work with, brings a lot of passion to the vocals and interprets your vision well. Need I say more? Would like to do more projects in the future.

  6. Review by Stephan M.

    In total now 7 songs and we are very pleased to work together with Jessie. Thank you!

  7. Review by max j.
    by max j.

    Jessie is so good, highly recommend. Vocals were quickly delivered and top quality

  8. Review by Jim B.
    by Jim B.

    I’m blown away by Jessie’s commitment to her clients projects. She went above and beyond the gig requirements and delivered more than I asked for. She not only worked through my requested changes but was willing to keep working until I was pleased. Looking forward to working with her in the future!

  9. Review by Paul K.

    I’ve had the good fortune of working with Jessie now on 5 of my songs. She is a world class vocalist, delivers above and beyond and just a wonderful person. Looking forward to working with her again in the near future.

  10. Review by Stephan M.

    Lovely to work with! 5 stars!

  11. Review by Stanley P.

    Super awesome talent….

  12. Review by Thomas D.

    Jessie is an incredibly great singer.
    Her professional attitude on every job is impressive. The result of her musical work is always flawless and very convincing.
    She brings out the best in every song and beyond.
    I don't know if all reviews on Soundbetter are true, but Jessie honestly deserves six stars.

  13. Review by K. S.
    by K. S.

    Excellent singer and total pro. Gave me exactly what I needed plus some nice ad lib parts! Well recorded tracks delivered quickly. Couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks Jessie.

  14. Review by Daniel I.

    Wow, Jessie has a such a powerful voice, it‘s incredible! From low to hi, from quiet to loud, she can do everything with a top, top, top performance and recording quality in only a few days! I take my hat off. This track is now, with her voice on fire!!!

  15. Review by NORII
    by NORII

    Her main vocal, harmony are the best.
    And she gave me a lot of adlib aswell!

  16. Review by Stephan M.

    Jessie have a fantastic voice, the great attitude.
    Deliver clean and a good amount of material to work with.
    Looking forward for new collaborations with her.

  17. Review by Randy H.

    Jessie can do it all. She's worked on numerous songs for me covering soul, R&B, rock and pop and each time she has delivered the highest quality vocal tracks you will find on Soundbetter. Great voice and a total pro. I can't recommend her enough!

  18. Review by Zach
    by Zach

    Jessie has such a great voice and delivered top quality vocals. There were some hiccups along the way but it all worked out!

  19. Review by Pete
    by Pete

    Jessie is tops! Very happy with the ease and success of the whole experience.

  20. Review by Thomas D.

    Jessie is absolutely amazing! She took my song and transformed it into an awesome groovy and soulful one.
    She is so great in bringing absolutely the finest vocals to my songs.
    I highly recommend working with her!

Interview with ✪ Jessie Wagner

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: We use a Telefeunken Copperhead tube microphone, a Rupert Neve Portico 5017 mic pre/comp into an Apollo Twin thunderbolt audio interface. Of course, numerous plug ins are available including Sonnox, Slate, Lexicon, Sly-fi, Exponential Audio, Fab Filter, UAD, Valhalla, Celemony and VocAlign.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: Have a budget in mind and make your offer, the more clear we are and the sooner we get business out of the way, the more free we are to create something fabulous, which is exactly what I will strive to give them, the right feel and sound to take their project to the next level.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: I'm currently writing a R&B/pop hook for a client right here on Soundbetter. : )

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: There's a song on Kid Rock's Rebel Soul album called Chicken in the Pen. That song throws back to the songs I mentioned before - with the featured background singer wailing her heart out. I was that wailer. I loved how they used my voice throughout the song. What I performed added the finishing touches that the song needed. It's one of my proudest vocal performances.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Brent Kolatalo is a brilliant mix engineer.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: These days I prefer a combination of both. Analog is still warmer and has a vibe to it but the digital world has opened up so many doors and is sounding better and better.

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: I promise to work hard to give you the musical interpretation you want for your song.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: Giving life to a song. Your musical interpretation determines how people will connect with a song. It's exciting to find the perfect tone that gives the song the right feel. It's breathing life into music. That's truly fulfilling.

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: What was it like singing with (fill in the blank)? My reply? It was awesome!!!

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: Many people think this isn't work but very often you work harder when pursuing your passion and there's the same stress as when you have a nine to five job. Performing is incredible but there is a lot of work that goes into music as art.

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: Do you have a reference of the type of sound you want? Do you want vocal options? What is the time frame for your project? Do you need additional lyrics? Would you want an alternative melody?

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: A laptop, mic, an interface, a guitar and someone to play it!! LOL

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: I've been very fortunate to sing with some of the greatest performers of our time. I cut my teeth singing with Nile Rodgers and Chic. When I wanted to perform with a rock artist, because my personal music is heavily flavored in rock, I started singing with Kid Rock. From there, I got to work with, Lenny Kravitz, who is the type of artist I want to be. My musical arc has been worthwhile and fulfilling.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: While my voice naturally lends itself to dance music, I consider myself as a pop/rock/soul singer. I'm not too much in one direction, but a hybrid of the three.

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I think I would really enjoy working with Dave Matthews. I've always enjoyed the way he plays with melodies. He's got a great folky pop blend. I think we would sing well together.

  31. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  32. A: Don't be afraid to experiment, it's really cool right now to blend genres, set your creative expression free!

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: I work on a variety. I've written pop, EDM, rock, and soul and I've sang on various records from hip hop to rock.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: I'm a great belter. I like old school wailers on songs like Give Me Shelter, and the Great Gig in the Sky. I feel I'm akin to those types of singers.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: When given a song, I like to sit with it for a while and let it speak to me. That's especially so for writing. I usually hear a hook first, then I'll write a verse once I know what the song will be about. The music tells me the subject, unless the artist I'm working with requests a particular topic.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: I'm inspired by my boss, Lenny Kravitz because of his ability to traverse several musical plains but remain true to himself. He's a rock star in every way, but he's done R&B, Funk, Pop, you name it. I love artists that are part chameleon.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: I mostly sing backgrounds for my clients, but I've also been asked to write lyrics when needed.

  43. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  44. A: I'm very diverse. I can give different interpretations, depending on what the client needs. I also try to bring the emotion behind the story.

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Terms Of Service

Lead vocals w harmonies, stems provided, one revision: $400 per song
Add pitch correction and/or FX: Plus $50
Top Line writing: Fee + split TBD
Turnaround: 7-14 days from files received

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Gear Highlights
  • Roswell Colares Boutique Vocal Condenser Microphone (inspired by Telefunken ElaM 251) • Rupert Neve Portico 5017 mic pre/comp • Black Lion Modded UAD Apollo • Focal Alpha Monitors • Syncrho Arts Vocalign • Celemony Melodyne for natural tuning)
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