Made in Chicago, living in Los Angeles. I’m a singer-songwriter who also holds two B.A.’s in Business/French and Communications, and a masters in Political Science from the University of Illinois, spending 2 years studying in Paris, France (Sciences-Po) .
I learned piano and violin as a child, and developed a proclivity for classical music. After an adolescence in musicals, competitive singing, choir and lots of national anthems, I put music aside for several years during my studies… until one fine day in Paris…I fell in love…
Before you could say “quarterlifecrisis” I was gigging as a jazz vocalist in several Parisian bars, and earned spots in both the Sciences-Po Orchestra & choir. The occasional escape to Berlin came to include rather profitable and oh-so enjoyable busking escapades in the cityscape. These years sparked a vibrant realization – my life could not be full without creating music.
Once finished with school in May 2012, I shook off the cobwebs with concerts in Europe and the United States. Excitement ensued, and I packed my bags for Los Angeles to have a go at the music industry.
Today in the city of angels, I write and perform music on the regular, experimenting with styles (pigeonholes are too cramped). My bottom line is simply a love for singing and performing.
A self-titled artivist, I care deeply about issues which mark our evermore interconnected societies; sustaining/protecting the environment, feeding/educating people, making our world one that respects people equally. I try to embed these themes into my work and do my part, sometimes through the song itself, other times through engagement and community initiatives.
My mission is to live a life of SYMBIOSIS – MAKING A DIFFERENCE by combining the things I love to do.