Jacqui Haggerty is, above all else, a storyteller. And as a trained vocalist, songwriter, and video producer, she's uniquely equipped to find new, digitally savvy, immersive ways to tell those stories.
Jacqui's original music has been featured by multiple ensembles, including a project called “The Fair and the Foul”. The album expresses relatable life experiences, from heartbreak to examining the wrinkle around a grandparent’s eyes. It is a poignant portrait of deep human connection and loss. Her vocal tone, which alternates between delicate and more forward qualities, is an appropriate match for unapologetically vulnerable thematic moments, which are illustrated by high-octane musical climaxes.
Jacqui has been recognized as a popular jazz vocalist across the country. In 2016, she was invited on a full scholarship to attend the New York Voices Jazz Conference, a premiere singing opportunity for professional musicians and educators. She was also selected by the American Choral Directors Association as a soprano in their select choir, and regularly ranked in the top 10 in her voice part by the New Jersey Music Educators Association.
As her music career took off, she continued to explore her passion for creating video, and studied Media Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Inspired by the format's infinite capability of conveying information through both visual and aural effects, she began to conceive of the magnitude and impact that visual storytelling can have. She began to document the stories around her and in 2010, Jacqui launched a full-on video production company called Paper Bridge Media. She directs, edits, and shoots for her clients, and to date she's produced original video content from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies.
As a video producer, she tries to find the most human, vulnerable aspects of a story, and curates them into an intentional piece of art. She's found this process to be parallel to songwriting. One of her primary clients, The United Way, loves her storytelling techniques because she is able to take a sensitive account and turn it into an uplifting portrayal. Jacqui writes her own music for the videos, which connects the fiber of the work in an innately human way, creating unrivaled cohesion. Not only are the videos engaging, but they have had a positive impact on the community as they inspire donors to become part of the organization’s campaign. Time and time again, the UW team acclaims Jacqui for the music composition in each video, saying that it is the secret ingredient that moves people to tears and inspiration.
Jacqui continues to sing and create video art, and strives to find new ways to keep that special spark in her work, hoping that it not only moves people, but will have a truly significant, lasting impact on her community.