BIO

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 a 15 years experienced vocalist and performer with talents of performing and songwriting in different genres of music.

Her music as an artist is pop featuring some retro' jazz, soul and blues influences, inspired by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Etta James and Lana Del Rey.

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 an artist she was in the Swiss national final of the “Eurovision Song Contest” and she appeared on various major network TV shows like “Switzerland’s Got Talent”.

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 new self-titled album “Scilla Hess” has been 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 and many others.

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.