Integriti

A new face and voice from the Washington, D.C. area is separate from all the rest. Her sound resonates from the area of the jazz greats such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Her interpretative style is ingenious and creative. A 2010 graduate of The John Hopkins Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland with a BA degree in Jazz Studies, studied under the tutelage of world renowned Jay Clayton while attending Peabody and private lessons with Connaitre Miller, Howard University Jazz Professor from 2006-2010. Integriti is a high school graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 2006, where she began to explore her vocal talents and received training in vocal styles and found a comfort level as a dynamic jazz vocalist. It was during this time that she learned the understanding of jazz values and easily incorporates this knowledge in every performance.

Integriti is the recipient of the Max Corzilius Scholarship given to jazz students while studying at Peabody. In July 2008 placed 3rd in the Billie Holliday Competition sponsored by the Artscape Arts Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Integriti has had the pleasure of singing and performing with many contemporary jazz greats thus far such as Smokey Robinson, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin,Geri Allen, Ernie Andrews and Fred Hammond,   In 2010 Integriti co-wrote lyrics and recorded with the renowned vibraphonist/pianist/drummer Warren Wolf for his upcoming album. And in 2013, she was an Artist in Residence at Strathmore.

Integriti continues to perform at many local venues including Bohemian Caverns, Blues Alley,The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Corcoran Museum of Art,  and the National Spy Museum to name a few. Integriti is also an accomplished classically trained violinist. Integriti is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Vocal Jazz Studies at Howard University. She is adept at incorporating vocal and violin improvisations during her performances.