1. Why did you choose “Jello Mauri” as your name and how did you get it?
Jello was given by a friend in high school. Turns out that Je is the first 2 letters of my first name and llo is the last 3 letters from my last name. So Jello, then Maury is my middle name.
2. How long have you been making music? What are some goals you hope to achieve?
I’ve been making music since 07 but 2015 was when I really started making music I really wanted to share.
I just hope to continue having fun making music, performing and interacting with others, I think that’s the most important part.
3. How has “Unsigned Female Artists” helped you with your music career?
UFA has really helped me share and spread my message nationwide. From continuous support to motivational talks about what we have going on in our busy lives.
4. At what age did you want to start making music?
I have kind of always been musical. I play the saxophone, I’ve been playing since Jr High.
Music has always been a big part of my life.
5. Who are some of your influences?
I grew up listening to spanish music.
Big influences would be Mana, Enanitos Verdes, El Tri, Kinto Sol, and more.
6. If you can remember, How did you come across “Unsigned Female Artists” ?
I came across UFA on twitter sometime last year and we hit it off after that. I love UFA.
7. What are some challenges you have faced in the music industry?
Well I’m a gay female artist… So you can imagine but so far we just hush the negative comments with musical sounds.
8. How do you record your music, like what puts you in the mood to write and record?
Marijuana and hot tea or coffee really sets the mood for me. Occasional cigarette here and there.
When I’m feeling any type of emotion I write it down and thats how my music gets created.
Patience is key.
The lyrics always come.9. Why do you think it’s hard for female artists to make it in a male dominated industry?Honestly? Jealousy. Some guys can’t stand that I make better music than them. It’s simple, but I keep doing my thing and if I get reactions I must be doing something right but like I said before, I block out negative comments with loads of musical volumes.10. What’s an everyday motto that you go by? What advice would you give other artists wanting to make music?It is what it is, that’s the motto.
My advice for anyone trying to make music or follow their dreams is continue doing what makes you happy but just remember to have fun. Having fun and being content is the most important thing. Also being consistent with work. Practice makes prefect so practice a lot. Soak up good vibes and energy from the people around you.