Born: August 17, 1977 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Adia Ledbetter was born in Durham, N.C. She started singing in elementary school and church and started taking voice lessons in high school. After high school, she took a break from voice lessons to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While attending college she had the opportunity to travel and sing jazz with pianist Yusuf Salim and bassist Freeman Ledbetter. After working in the field of Exercise and Sports Science for about three years, Adia decided to quit working to pursue her dreams of becoming a jazz musician....
Awards:DownBeaT Magazine Student Awards 2006 Kennedy Center's Betty Carter Jazz Ahead 2006 Dac Emerging Artist Grant 2008
Adia Ledbetter has a voice full of personality and expression that surprises. A young voice but she has something of substance to say that belies her tender years. She is soulful, and as in her title tune Rendezvous with Yesterdays, deeply personal yet she is willing to share her thanks with those who inspired her. Deborah Brown
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
I am available for private lessons! I am a licensed teacher and I have class room experience. Contact for rates!