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Nadia Washington

It is rare that you find gifted individuals in the world of music whose musicianship and artistry are reminiscent of the many legends and icons that have come before. Often compared to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn, her style incorporates a fusion of different musical avenues. Her smooth, velvet-cloaked vocals draw in an audience with the slightest effort, leaving many feeling quite misty in a state of emotional bliss.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Nadia began showing sighs of an entertainer at the age of 2. As far back as she could remember, she was surrounded buy some of the premiere musicians of the Dallas Metro-plex. Of course one in particular would be her mother, Nelda Washington, who took the hotel bar and lounge circuit by storm in the late 80s and early 90s. Being a single parent, her mother would bring her to studio sessions and some hotel gigs. This was the beginning of her education. “When I was an infant, I would watch her work intently and would never make a sound. It was mesmerizing to watch my mother perform.”

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‎”Her unique voice trills and thrills across many octaves.” Her Lyricism transforms centuries-old dot on a page into a heartfelt song.

-Bridgette Lewis of Coffee Talk Jazz Radio

Nadia Washington A tremendously soulful singer and crack arranger who’s been a standout during her years at Berklee.

-Andrew Gilbert Boston Globe

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