Jazzy Rose Ortiz is one of Palmetto Bay’s rising stars! Jazzy was born in Palmetto Bay and still lives here with her family. She attended Palmetto Elementary and graduated from Palmetto High School in 2020. She always had a passion for singing but it wasn’t until she was nine years old when her music teacher, Mr. Diaz gave her the first solo that ignited the fire for her to pursue her dreams. She joined the Children’s Voice Chorus (CVC) and began training vocally. She is now an alumni but had many performances with them including one at Carnegie Hall. This performance paved the way for her to connect with her favorite artist, American singer-songwriter Betty Wright, whom later became her vocal instructor. Jazzy continued working on her vocals but was also committed to her community by participating in many clubs and organizations including the National Honor Society, Psychology Club and Captain of the Chatonettes at Palmetto Senior High School; Member of the Little Dreamers Foundation and part of the School of Rock, where she is now a vocal instructor and shares her talents. She was also a Girl Scout and received her Gold Award for creating the Ruff Weather Ready Kits, which were kits that included collapsible crates, leashes and all items you would need to keep your dog safe during a storm. She distributed these kits to homeless shelters just in time before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida. Jazzy was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston but due to Covid-19 had to place her studies on hold. While at home in quarantine she began doing Tik Tok videos and sharing her magical voice via the social media world. Jazzy started Tik Tok with 56 followers and in less than a year reached 96,000! She loved sharing her videos and having the opportunity to perform for the world in a time when concerts were not happening. This amazing exposure gave her the first big break! Jazzy auditioned and became a contestant on American Idol. Even though her journey on Idol was short, she is not giving up on her dream. She is looking for a manager to pursue her career in music. She is reapplying to Berklee and will continue to teach music. Although she will never give up on music, Jazzy wants to be an educator like her mother, Terri Ortiz, who is one of our skilled teachers at Palmetto Middle School.
Jazzy, we salute you and thank you for your inspiration, dedication and motivation to our youth in Palmetto Bay! Don’t miss Jazzy’s phenomenal performances. Follow her on IG or Tik Tok @ officialjazzyrose!