A Pembrokeshire musician, inspired to pursue her dream career by the Fishguard Jazz Festival, has released her first music video.

Jasmine Power grew up near Goodwick and studied at Ysgol Bro Gwaun and Ysgol Dewi Sant before going on to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

She credits a primary school education at Ysgol Tredafydd, near Scleddau, for introducing her to the power of song.

“I remember sitting and watching the choir on my first day at school,” said Jasmine. “The headteacher soon threw me in and I quickly became fluent. Singing was compulsory every morning.” In her teens Jasmine performed with several local bands and was a member of St David’s Cathedral Choir. She has been a prolific songwriter since the age of 11.

"Where I grew up there was so much space in the air and little distraction,” she said. “It meant a lot of thinking time. Writing kept me sane".

At around the same time that she began writing both music and lyrics Jasmine’s mother helped found the Fishguard Jazz festival and her house became home from home for luminaries such as Tony Kofi, Byron Wallen, and Claude Deppa.

“They would always stay with us in our country cottage,” said Jasmine. “We would stay up half the night listening to them jam. “I was so inspired, I remember looking up at both Tony and Byron one day and thinking to myself, these are the kind of people I wish to spend my life around, this music has such integrity and so do the people in it.”

Jasmine also draws constant inspiration from her roots: “I feel blessed to come from Pembrokeshire and feel it has been a constant source of inspiration to me and my music,” she said. “I refer back to home in everything I do. There is nowhere as magical and as peaceful as home on the Welsh coast.”

Jasmine’s EP, Stories and Rhymes, will be launched early next year. The accompanying video, filmed at locations around Pembrokeshire, was released this month.

“It's been received brilliantly,” said Jasmine. “I'm getting great feedback on all aspects of the video which really excites me.”

For more information, or to pre-order a numbered, limited edition vinyl edition of Stories & Rhymes, which will be dispatched this month, go to www.jasmine power.com. To watch the video see the Western Telegraph website.