Genres: Jazz, Classical, Contemporary, Pop
Embarking on a rhythmic journey that intertwines her West Indian roots with the vibrant heartbeat of Brooklyn, NY, emerges an artist who resonates far beyond soundwaves. Faith Quashie, a contemporary vocalist and a beacon of musical innovation. Recipient of not just one, but two coveted DownBeat Magazine Awards, Faith stands as a
testament to the transformative power of melody and lyric.
Drawing inspiration from luminaries such as Cassandra Wilson's raw storytelling, Jill Scott's unapologetic authenticity, and the ethereal charm of Lianne La Havas, Faith's voice navigates the spectrum of human emotion with an unmatched finesse. Guided by mentors who have left their indelible mark on the sonic tapestry of jazz - from the harmonious elegance of New York Voices to the boundary-defying creativity of säje, and the soulful musings of Carla Cook - Faith's artistic tapestry is woven from threads of wisdom and ingenuity.
A seasoned traveler across stages, Faith's presence is a magnetic force. Whether leading the ensemble as a bandleader or weaving sonic narratives as a sideman, her versatility and command over her craft are mesmerizing. Beyond the stage, Faith stands as a cornerstone within her community, a driving force in the movement to elevate women in music. Collaborating with luminaries like Cyrille Aimee, Candice Hoyes, and Sasha Berliner through the Women in Jazz Organization, Faith is not just a vocalist, but a catalyst for change. A recent participant in The Woodshed Network Residency program alongside the legendary Dee Dee Bridgewater and an assembly of industry titans including Sheila E., Faith's trajectory is set to soar even higher. This program served as a launchpad, propelling her career into new dimensions through the alchemy of networking and transformative workshops.
Faith's musical philosophy transcends mere performance, delving into the realms of spiritual liberation. Her compositions are a conduit for catharsis, resonating across generations, intertwining the past, present, and future. As you embark on an auditory odyssey with Faith Quashie, you're not just listening to music - you're partaking in an experience that transcends time, a symphony of the soul that speaks to the very essence of our human journey.