Related Information for Melissa JimenezBorn in New York, JimĂ©nez was raised by her mother of Greek descent Maria and her Mexican father Horacio. Her musical experience started early on, going to studio sessions and rehearsals with her father since she was a baby. At age 14 she joined her father’s Big band and orchestra as a vocalist. Shortly thereafter, Melissa began writing songs and learned to accompany herself with the piano. read more