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Nadia Washington was born in Dallas, TX. She is a jazz vocalist/guitarist, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and recipient of the prestigious Bill Cosby Presidential Scholarship. She performs at the Blue Note in New York, and the Vibrato Grill and Jazz Club in Bel Air, CA. She is an affiliate of many ensembles, including Ralph Peterson Ensemble that toured in Washington D.C., and the Gibson/ Baldwin Jazz Ensemble at Grammy events. She's been the guest vocalist for a musical tribute to Dave Brubeck in 2007; at the Lone Star Horse Park Races in Dallas, TX, and the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. She participates in studio sessions with major artists like David and Tamela Mann of the new television sitcom “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns”. Nadia recorded jingles and commercials regionally and nationally for Frito Lay and McDonald's. Her awards include being a scholarship recipient for the 2006 Monterey Jazz Festival Outstanding Jazz Vocalist. In 2008, Nadia was a featured in the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Pan and Jazz Festival. Nadia played the role of Billie Holiday in the musical “Love and Hunger: Tribute to Billie Holiday”, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater. She was guest vocalist on a national release of gospel recording artist Greg O’Quinn’s “After the Storm” by Universal Music Christian Group/Pendulum Records 2009. Nadia's influences range from the rock group Queen to Yolanda Adams, and most significantly, her mother Nelda Washington a pianist/vocalis. With plans that include a live recording and touring overseas, Nadia Washington is well on her way to becoming a musical pioneer of today’s generation. Nadia's website
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