While walking along the streets of San Francisco on a beautiful day, the lyrics and melody for "Love Look What You’ve Done” came to Jacqui suddenly; like a gift. This hopeful song about finally finding love after a long journey not only highlights her songwriting prowess, it also speaks to her life of love and music with her partner of almost 20 years, Art Khu.
"Happy for once in my life...My heart is full...I know I'll never be the same...Look what you've done
I can run like the wind...I can jump without fear...I can open my heart...Because you are near
Look what I have become...I'm a better one...Love look what you've done”
But more than just a love letter to Khu, who wrote the beautiful counter melody - full of hope, longing and realization - Jacqui seeks to inspire others and give them hope that they too can find the best partner for their life.
Watch a live performance of the song from their monthly virtual concert series, home2home.
San Francisco based, Jazz singer/songwriter, Jacqui Naylor has a unique style all her own. Born and raised in Saratoga, CA, Naylor (jacquinaylor.com) initially entered college to study marketing, but after hearing the album Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwin in a music appreciation class, Naylor became seriously interested in vocal jazz, later studying with Faith Winthrop and Shirley Calloway. Naylor recorded her self-titled debut in 1998 and released it on her own independent label, Ruby Star Records, the following year. She went on to record ten more releases, which have been praised by the likes of Vogue, Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine, for her signature “acoustic smashing” technique, singing jazz standards over rock classics, and her original music. Naylor tours regularly in the US, Europe and Asia at esteemed venues including SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, Ronnie Scott’s London, Birdland New York, Monterey Jazz Festival, Women in Jazz Germany and the Blue Note Jazz Clubs in New York, Milan and Tokyo.
“Naylor has extreme talent as a singer, songwriter and storyteller.” - Roots
“She blows past Krall with creativity and excitement” - Boston Herald
“Jacqui has a cool and sultry style that is particularly appealing.” - LA Times
“Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around.” - Jazz Times
“She brings new twists and turns to the notion of melding jazz and pop tunes.” - NPR