About Me

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

I am an active jazz, funk, & classical vocalist & actress based in Buffalo, New York. I have an appreciation for so many genres of music, & I feel very lucky that I'm able to be a part of so many things in the music community.

I grew up surrounded by music every single day, and have people like Phil Collins & Michael Jackson to thank for a lot of my vocal stylistic choices. I studied both musical theatre & voice at the University at Buffalo, and doing so opened up a variety of performance opportunities & helped me to grow & jumpstart my career here in the city of Buffalo, & I definitely keep myself busy with a variety of different projects & shows, in many genres.

 

Meeting and working with George Caldwell at UB, my love for jazz & improvisation brought me to study the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Esperanza Spalding, & Dianne Reeves to name a few, starting in 2014. I regularly sing at places such as Pausa Art House, the Colored Musicians Club, and Flying Bison, along with the Lewiston & Queen City Jazz Festivals with my own group while being featured in others. I received the JazzBuffalo Rising Star Award of 2016, and was the recipient of the JazzBuffalo Best Female Jazz Vocalist of 2018. I'm often featured on shows with internationally known saxophonist Bobby Militello, along with George Caldwell & John Bacon Jr., and the Buffalo Jazz Repertory Ensemble.

 

Outside of jazz, I lead a pop/funk group that covers a wide range of popular and not so popular tunes, and have recently started to include original work as well. Throwing an occasional tribute night a few times a year as well, we perform regularly at many venues, festivals, & events in the Western New York area & beyond, such as Pausa Art House, Buffalo Iron Works, Larkin Square, and Thin Man Brewery.

One of my favorite "extra curricular" activities is choral singing. I'm a member of Vocalis Chamber Choir here in Buffalo, & a rotating member in the Nathaniel Dett Chorale in Toronto, CA. I also sing as a women's tenor/bass with the Women of Vivaldi.

Between May & November, a majority of my weekends are spent singing at weddings & corporate events in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and even parts of Northern PA with my own group, along with the Silver Arrow Band. Feel free to inquire about any sort of private event you have, whether a jazz duo for a private event or a full party band for a wedding reception, I have ya covered!

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope to see you out at a show soon! SCADDA BOOP!

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