Ashlae Blume is an American musician, composer and producer. Born in Baltimore, Blume studied piano and trumpet from an early age, attending classes with Maynard Ferguson and others in the D.C. area. She took a break from music upon moving to upstate New York to study at Cornell University. Upon moving to New Orleans in 2008, Blume began performing regularly as a vocalist, accordionist, and pianist. She is currently a resident of New York City, splitting time between the two cities and touring both solo and with her band Laelume. Other projects include a solo electronic music project, and collaboration with various artists.