"Singer Jessika Brust was nuanced and sublime."
Steven Covington about the Border Jazz Orchestra, Facebook.com (2023)
"...such great vocals...the kind of voice that bounces off the back wall."
Vicki Hogan, The Sanford Herald: Strong performances highlight Temple Theatre's 'Homecoming' (2016)
“Jessika Brust as the lovely daughter of Fletcher... Their treatment of 'The Man I Love' was a high vocal point of the program.”
Paul D. Williams, CVNC: Concertsingers of Cary Join Raleigh Symphony Orchestra to "Strike Up the Band" (2013)
"Back in the summer of 2011, I was visiting my friend Jessika Brust. She has this idea for a reggaeton rhythm version of the hit Adele song, and since we'd been meaning to work on music together, we decide to tackle it...she proceeds to nail her vocal track in one take. I had to hug her afterward.”
Andre DiMuzio, Soundcloud.com (2012)
"Amazing early dinner opera show...the superbly talented Miss Jessika Brust...performed a stunning Queen of the Night from the Magic Flute...Kudos...!!!!!"
Jim Wood, CruiseCritic.com (2014)
“Jessika joined [the pre-dinner opera show] for three arias from La Boheme. Blew. My. Socks. Off!”
Susan Buckley, CruiseCritic.com (2014)
“...Jessika Brust soulfully explores bewildered central character Diana...”
Byron Woods, Independent Weekly (2012)
"The mother, Diana, powerfully portrayed by Jessika Brust... Stellar performances and great vocal talents...”
Susie Potter, Triangle Arts & Entertainment: TIP's Triangle Premier of "Next to Normal"... (2012)
“Jessika Brust leads the impressive cast, her strong voice and finely shaded acting making Diana an extremely vulnerable and sympathetic character.”
Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer: TIP handles tough topics in "Next to Normal" gracefully (2012)
“Jessika Brust has been leaving a trail of those broken hearts behind her all over the state. Between her fiddle and her velvet voice, folks remember falling under her spell wherever she performs. She melts the hearts of the toughest cowboys at the bar.”
Travis Creed, Reverbnation.com (2011)
“She's a very emotional singer, really gets into the songs.”
Matthew Tunney, Neon Clover Photography (2011)
"Denise Sanders (she’s the girl twin) is played and sung by Jessika Brust, bringing an operatically trained voice and skill at fiddle to the mélange."
Martha Keravuori, Triangle Arts & Entertainment: The Saunders Family Makes Its Triumphant Return to Sanford in Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming (2016)
“Jessika Brust filled the demanding role of Diana vocally;... ”
BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL Shows Promise at Theatre in the Park (2012)
"...fiddler Jessika Brust's tender croon [has] sugar and spice covered... [The] spirited foot-tappers offer balance with Brust's velvety ballads and otherwise sinewy rockers..."
Chris Parker, Indy Week: The Shucks (2013)
“Diana (played for TIP by Jessika Brust)... There's an intimacy and vulnerability to it...”
Robert W. McDowell, Triangle Arts & Entertainment: TIP Presents the 2009 Tony Award- and 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winning Musical "Next to Normal" (2012)