Jessica Baldassarre (born April 4, 1984 in Gillette, Long Hill Township, New Jersey), known as Jessie Baylin, is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. Her debut album You was produced by Grammy Award winner Jesse Harris.
Baylin signed her first major label record deal with Verve Forecast. 'Firesight' was released on June 24, 2008 and debuted #34 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Little Spark is her third album released in 2012 released on Blonde Rat Records label, a label established by her.
Born in the Gillette section of Long Hill Township, New Jersey, Baylin hung around in the bar and restaurant her parents owned throughout her childhood. Her mother would join her in singalongs of classic pop music, but by age 13 Baylin had discovered some of her greatest influences Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland
Baylin moved to Los Angeles after attending Professional Children's School. Baylin wrote her first song with a friend and immediately knew she'd found her calling.