Jasmine Ortiz’s Journey as a Musician and Youth Advocate

A look at Jasmine Ortiz, and one would think dedicating the last seventeen years of her life to music is all there is to her. She breathes and lives music, but at the same time, she’s passionate about making an impact in young people’s lives.

Jasmine is currently studying at the University of Miami, where she majors in Musicianship, Artistry Development, and Entrepreneurship. As a multi-layered individual, Jasmine Ortiz has engaged in many leadership programs on the college campus, such as her work with the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, where she served as an ambassador for young Americans in social advocacy and public policy. She also served as a senator in the student government and works in various communities. She is an active participant of the Guitars Over Guns Initiative, a mentorship program that fosters community building in young people using music.

Being a songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, and recording artist, Jasmine Ortiz keeps putting in work to perfect her craft and grow as a musician. Music is everything for her, and one thing that keeps her going is getting feedback from people about how her music relates to them or has helped through one time or the other. Jasmine currently shuttles between Miami and Los Angeles, but she has expressed her desire to settle permanently in Los Angeles sometime soon. As her growth journey continues, Jasmine Ortiz keeps exploring different sounds and styles. “I have some sounds in my head that I would like to hear on the Billboard top 40. I also think the future of pop music is rapidly shifting, thanks to super unique artists like Billie Eilish, Ashnikko, and Melanie Martinez re-defining what it means to be a pop star,” she says.

Jasmine is a person with a passion for learning, and every aspect of her life reflects that. She is learning everything about music production and the business aspect of music. She has been involved in some social causes that she cares about. Her work with the Guitars Over Guns Initiative has kept many children productively engaged through free after-school music education all over Miami-Dade County. Jasmine hopes that someday, she will start a non-profit organization to further her cause and contribute to humanity.

Her love for music keeps her going. She also enjoys connecting with people, sharing thoughts and feelings with them through any medium. One of her life-long goals is to use her platform to give people a voice and the power to express themselves. “I think giving back is of the utmost importance,” she says.

In five years, Jasmine sees herself releasing a successful album, going on a world tour, and nominated for a Grammy award. Her current mentality is all about growing, getting things done, connecting with people, and helping others grow. She also wants people to see the side of her that is passionate about social causes, mentorship, and education. 

With 1.5 million streams in the one month since the release of her current hit single “Cherry on Top” and with well over 200K streams on Spotify within that same period, Jasmine is well on her way to reaching the heights she dreams of, where she will imprint her name boldly as a talented musician but also as someone who can do far beyond music by contributing to the world positively in more ways than one.

Learn more about Jasmine Ortiz and her work on the website.

Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas is an Entertainment Journalist. He has spent almost a decade of his life supporting music enthusiasts shine in the competitive industry they are in. He has worked closely with artists in the past and posted all these stories for the public to see.

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