Jaclyn Bradley is an indie singer-songwriter, music therapist and vocal instructor, best known for her work on The Voice of Holland, Ireland’s Got Talent, and Vh1’s Breaking Bonaduce. She is also known for her published music therapy research and energetic vocal instruction at Rock Town Music Academy, which she founded.
An international performer, Jaclyn’s first language is music. A native of Lorain, Ohio (where her dad is mayor), Jaclyn knew at a very young age that she wanted to pursue the arts. Starting at age 6, she performed in productions regularly and eventually attended Interlochen where she auditioned for Indiana University’s School of Music and was offered a scholarship to pursue a degree in vocal performance. As an opera major at IU, she studied with Costanza Cuccaro and Martina Arroyo, performing principal roles in productions of Suor Angelica, Orpheus and the Underworld, Marriage of Figaro, Candide, HMS Pinafore and The Sound of Music.
After graduation, she moved to New York City only 10 days before the 9-11 attacks. With the world in uncertainty (and her roommate an employee in one of the towers), Bradley picked up her guitar in the aftermath of the trauma and started to write. After recording an album with her New York-based band, Jaclyn moved West to Los Angeles to become a solo recording artist. She recorded two albums and toured the LA music scene as a singer/songwriter and as back-up singer to Ty Stone (Kid Rock, Atlantic Records), Michael Satrazemis (The Walking Dead), Gretchen Bonaduce (Vh1) and sang alongside Terri Nunn (Berlin).
Not long after landing in California, Jaclyn was hired as personal assistant to notorious “bad boy” celebrity, Danny Bonaduce. She filmed two seasons of the hit Vh1 series, Breaking Bonaduce, with him and his family, and her original songs were licensed and performed live on the show. Since then, Jaclyn and her music have been featured on MTV, Bravo, TLC, HGTV, and in the Joan River’s film, The Hipsters.
In addition to writing and performing, Jaclyn is a board certified music therapist with a Master’s Degree from Colorado State University. She has facilitated clinical work at University Hospitals in Cleveland and St. John of God Hospital in Ireland. In 2015, she led the largest music therapy study in history to research live music in surgery, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, one of the world’s premier high-impact medical journals.
While living in Europe, Jaclyn recorded 2 albums, appeared as a cast member on The Voice of Holland, performed on Ireland’s Got Talent, and sang at the acclaimed Noorderzon music festival.
A filmmaker, her music videos and documentary film, Made of Gold, have been recognized globally. The award-winning documentary led her on an adventure to discover and lay to rest her great-uncle, John Rozzano Jr., who was lost at sea in World War II during the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis. In addition, her short film/music video, Love the Bodies We’re in premiered at the Graumen’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood during the Dances with Films festival.
In 2016, Cleveland Magazine named her one of the region’s most interesting people and her hometown has recognized her as a distinguished alumni- alongside Saturday Night Live’s Donnie Novello.
In 2020, Jaclyn moved home to America where she opened a music school. She is currently writing/recording and working on a feature film with filmmaker John Baumgarter.