Christie N. Dashiell is a jazz/contemporary vocalist from Greenville, NC. Born in Washington, DC, Christie displayed an interest in music at a very early age. Her interest led to formal studies in music, all throughout her youth. She continued her studies, with an emphasis in jazz music, at Howard University. There she received her Bachelor of Music in 2010 (magna cum laude).
Dashiell’s history includes performances with Howard’s premiere vocal jazz ensemble, Afro Blue. She has also performed at the Kennedy Center (2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Residency) and Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC, and as a soloist at the 34th Annual International Association of Jazz Educators Conference. In addition, Dashiell performed at the final conference (IAJE) held in Toronto, Canada as the vocalist of the 2008 Sisters In Jazz Collegiate All-Stars performing group. She also is a recipient of the 2011 Downbeat Magazine (student awards edition) Best College Graduate Jazz Vocalist and 2008 Outstanding Soloist award, in the jazz vocal category. And in 2013, she received a Master’s in Jazz Voice from Manhattan School of Music.
Dashiell can be heard on several nationally released recordings including, John Blake’s Motherless Child (as a member of Afro Blue) and The Jolley Brothers’ Memoirs Between Brothers. She has also been seen in concert with Fred Hammond, Smokey Robinson, Boney James, Geri Allen, Vanessa Rubin, Nneena Freelon, Carmen Lundy, and Mary Stallings.