Born: June 17 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Nailah’s voice resonates with the Spirit of her influences, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers and Gil Scott-Heron. Honoring that Spirit is what moved Nailah to walk away from a lucrative career as an Attorney and Lobbyist on Capitol Hill.
The North Carolina native has written songs with noted jazz artists Tom Scott and Jeff Lorber, and her music has been featured on the FX television show, The Shield. Nailah has recorded and toured with various artists including Beck, Warren G, and John Cale of The Velvet Underground.
-Billy Childs - Grammy-Award Winning Producer (Dianne Reeves)
“A raw yet silken cross between Sarah Vaughan and Cassandra Wilson…”
“Nailah reaches into the heart of a song to find its soul…”
-Herb Jordan - Grammy-nominated Producer (Andy Bey)