Jess Meider has resided in Beijing since 1997 when she moved there from New York City. A songwriting graduate of Berklee College of Music, she has been gracing stages all over China with her amazing voice in various musical projects. Her jazz quartet and singer-songwriter act perform frequently in Beijing. Most recently, she has been performing with her electronic duo, Jess Meider featuring Chinatown. Meider is known as one of China’s best jazz vocalists and has spent almost half of her life practicing her performance in music festivals and Beijing's and Shanghai’s most popular live music venues.

Two of her original jazz tunes were included in the Chinese romantic comedy What Women Want (2011) and her voice was featured in the final scene of Cui Jian’s movie, Blue Sky Bones (2013). A documentary of her life in China aired on national TV (CCTV4) in September 2014, and since then she has been featured on several different Chinese TV shows. Last year, she shared the stage with highly popular vocalist Gong Linna, and her voice has aired nationwide in China for commercials for Audi, MG, and many other high-end brands. She is also a well-known yoga teacher at The Yoga Yard and teaches privately her own brand of vocal "gongfu."

Last Updated: March 6, 2015

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