2017 National Parenting Product Award Winner and Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner for "Keep On"
2017 Honorable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition's Children's Music Category for "L.O.V.E."
2018 Finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for "The Senses Song"
"My aim is to write music that inspires others to heal and connect."
- Amyliza de Jesus , Brighter Light Brigade
Amyliza de Jesus is a mom, social worker, music therapist-in-training, musician, and songwriter.
While a Nashville native, it wasn't until she moved to the Midwest for college that she discovered her voice as a songwriter and honed those skills as part of the Chicago-based bands The Patterson Project and Back 40. Years later, through the Old Town School of Folk Music, she met Little Miss Ann - a Chicago kindie musician and fellow first-generation Filipina-American - who introduced her to the world of children's music. Soon after, she joined the Little Miss Ann Band (background vocals, keyboard, violin, & mandolin), and went on to collaborate with Little Miss Ann on their award-winning album, Keep On.
Currently based in Nashville, she's active in a couple of local bands - The TriStar Sisters (an Andrews Sisters tribute group), and The Bernard Sisters (another Andrews Sisters-inspired group that focuses primarily on children's music). She's also a songwriter for the Country Music Hall of Fame's Words & Music Program. Brighter Light Brigade is the name of her collaborative music projects, whose aim is to create songs and music that connect, heal, and inspire.