I Won PDX Jazz Forward 2016!

 

Last Saturday, I was honored to have won the high school solo vocal competition at the PDX Jazz Forward festival, held at Portland State University. As part of the deal, I opened for the artists playing that night, which included Ravi Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Geri Allen, Andrew Cyrille, and Reggie Workman to name a few! I'll also perform a full-length set at the 2017 Portland Jazz Festival.

Thanks to the judges and administrators of the competition — the sound was excellent and the whole experience was amazing.

Here’s a link to my performance: https://youtu.be/2MyUHr3XBhs?t=52s