Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Jacqui Brown!
Jacqui Brown has never really been afraid of change based on her multiple careers, her many talents, and her insatiable energy to take on challenges like her life depends on it.
At 22-years-old, she moved from Ontario, Canada, to California to begin a career with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in Los Angeles, and worked across the board acting and modeling in the US, Europe, and Mexico. It was during that time she met and married the love of her life, Paul Brown, and yes, she is still married to him! Paul’s music career has spanned more than 40 years as a producer, and recording artist!
After stepping away from showbiz to raise her two children, she ventured off to college for the first time in her 40’s to study journalism, which landed her a job as an ace reporter for The Los Angeles Times. That was also the decade she began writing books, and boy, did she write! Twenty-five books, most of which helped her recover her own life as she dealt with an addicted child. She also began her life-coaching career, intertwining her coaching with healing workshops she hosts that serve women struggling to find themselves again, many of those being mother’s of drug addicted children.
Flash forward another decade, her undeniably funny, and sometimes raucous humor could not be contained and so she took to the stage to do stand-up comedy entertaining numerous audiences! Her next decade gave her another one of those ‘what else is there’ moments. She sat down at the piano one day, even though, as she claims, she does not really know how to play piano, and she wrote a song for her daughter that caught her husband’s ear and they ended up recorded that song. ‘Somebody’s Child’, a hauntingly beautiful tune, written from an addict’s point of view, landed on her husbands 10th CD called Uptown Blues.
“In all our 40 years, I had never heard Jacqui sing,” Paul said. “Our work lives had always been independent of each other and I never dreamed we’d be working on music together at this point in our lives, but life is full of surprises. Once you hear her CD, you’ll understand why that first song blew me away.”
Their collaboration resulted in Jacqui’s debut CD called Love Love Love, which will be released September 27, 2019 on Woodward Avenue Records. As of January 1, 2020, every song from her album is playing on radio somewhere in the world.
As a singer-songwriter, Brown says she’s inspired to write whatever comes to her whether it’s a love song, an inspirational song, a kick-ass dance song, or a song about loss and the nature of moving on.
“Working with my incredibly talented husband on this project is a blessing on so many levels. Our children are both grown so we have this new time to spend together. (I always thought it would be golf we’d be doing in our later years. Who knew I had this latent talent.)Creating music that touches people’s souls brings a whole new intimacy to our long life together. Am I a lucky girl? You bet your ass I am!”