Scilla Hess is an award-winning jazz/pop artist. Originally from Switzerland, now based in Los Angeles. She is fluent in multiple languages English, Italian, German, and French, by having a European background and being born to an Italian father and Swiss/German mother. Scilla is
Her music as an artist is pop featuring some retro' jazz, soul and blues influences, inspired by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Etta James
Scilla Hess with her song "PLAYGROUND" got selected to be in the Swiss national final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 for the second time, the first time was in 2010 with her song "Barbie Doll". She also appeared on various major network TV shows like “Switzerland’s Got Talent”.
In 2017 Scilla Hess represented Switzerland through RSI (Swiss Italian TV and radio broadcaster) for the European Songbook project organized by BBC Arts, along with Conchita Wurst (winner of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2014) representing Austria. She performed live at the Edinburgh International Festival and the show was broadcasted on BBC Arts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/n3bJ0wZb2PN4N5K8QLcGFg/new-european-songbook-switzerland
As a songwriter, she won several international and US awards for her song "Sometimes" and her song “Champagne and Sugar” that has been placed in the award-winning movie “Muffin Top”, now available on Netflix.
Her last album “Scilla Hess” was digitally released on January 13th, 2017. Featuring several collaborations with producer Chris Wonzer, former sound engineer of Linda Perry (4nonblondes). He worked on over 70 major label releases (19 certified platinum) and has recorded with Christina Aguilera, Pink, Macy Gray
While her songs have been playing on the mainstream radio in Switzerland, Scilla Hess played several festivals in Europe in summer 2017. She was one of the headliners at the internationally renowned music festival “Blues To Bop”, in Switzerland where artists such as B.B. King and Macy Gray have played in the past.