With her sultry soulful flare and cutting edge compositions, D.C.-based vocalist Christie Dashiell is surely a rising star. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Greenville, North Carolina, Dashiell is a graduate of Howard University and the Manhattan School of Music. As a member of Afro-Blue, Howard’s premier vocal jazz ensemble, Dashiell appeared on NBC’s “The Sing Off.” She has twice received recognition in DownBeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards as Outstanding Soloist and Best Vocalist in the Graduate College division and was recently selected as a semifinalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Vocals Competition.
In 2016, Dashiell released her debut solo album Time All Mine, which debuted on Billboard’s Jazz Album and Contemporary Jazz Album Charts at numbers thirteen (13) and twenty-two (22). Currently she travels with her own quartet and works with Helen Sung, Marcus Strickland and Twi-Life, and Otis Brown, III. She has appeared as a featured artist on Blue Note Record’s, Supreme Sonacy, Vol. 1, Marquis Hill’s, The Way We Play, and has been seen in concert at The White House, Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, Qatar, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Kennedy Center, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, DC Jazz Festival and Winter Jazzfest in New York City.