Nadia Washington

Nadia Washington, vocalist and award winning songwriter from Dallas, TX.

Nadia Washington is a singer songwriter hailing from Dallas, Texas who has performed with esteemed artist such as Esperanza Spalding, Lalah Hathaway and George Duke. Since the release of her EP singles, Nadia has toured Europe and Russia/Siberia.   At the age of 26, Nadia had the pleasure of working  as a background singer, songwriter for Dianne Reeves’ Beautiful Life Album this year, which received a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocals in 2014.

While she is creating her debut album as a solo artist, she awaits the release of the Blue Note compilation CD, Supreme Sonacy on which she is writer and performer along side Ray Angry of the Roots and Kendra Foster of Parliament-Funkadelic and D’Angelo’s Black Messiah. Nadia’s sound is a blend of Jazz, Soul, R&B, and World Music. 

Supreme Sonacy Vol.1

A 13-track opus that merges the blues of the Harlem Renaissance with the brash rhythms of the boom-bap and the vast possibility of the unknown, Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1 signals the rise of the new vanguard and their journey toward a more transcendent sound. Celebration Of Life Suite: Awareness & Revolution with Ray Angry feat. Nadia Washington & Chris Potter is apart of ground breaking compilation for Revive and Blue Note Records.

 

 

Press

Nadia Washington is a bright and beautiful light; a beacon of unique expression. It was my joy to work with her as she a consummate artist.
— Dianne Reeves
Nadia Washington is a glorious and rare talent. She has thornily rooted herself in gospel, jazz bossa nova and r&b yet she freely reaches uncharted, uncategorized territory in her writing and performance.
— Esperanza Spalding
A tremendously soulful singer and crack arranger.
— Boston Globe
Washington has more than just talent. Hell, she has already found her voice.
— Dallas Observer
Nadia Washington’s style incorporates a fusion of different musical avenues. Her smooth, velvet-clocked vocals draw in an audience, leaving many feeling quite misty.
— Spare Change News
Her unique voice trills and thrills across many octaves. Her Lyricism transforms centuries-old dots on a page into a heartfelt song.

— Coffee Talk Jazz Radio

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Photographer: Website photos by Deneka Peniston