Mariea Antoinette is a native of San Diego, California. She is a groundbreaking, national recording artist, and the world’s premier soulful, Jazz Funk Harpist. Her performances have taken her across the US and abroad. She attended Universary of California San Diego, majoring in music. She studied harp performance at the University of Arizona for her Master’s degree. She performed for the Los Angeles Southeast Symphony Orchestra as principle harpist, since 2007, and for public and private events, including for First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. Mariea’s latest CD is entitled Straight From The Harp - Special Edition, which reached the Top 5 of the Smooth Jazz Global and Billboard Charts and was considered for Grammy nominations in five categories. Mariea’s newest single Overture debuted in the Billboard Top 5, held #1 position on the Smooth Jazz World Listener Chart for four weeks, and is #3, currently. In March 2018, she received the Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Award in Atlanta, the Black Music Award in LA in September, and the San Diego Prestige Award for Best Instrumentalist in October. Mariea is a musician that celebrates who she is and passionately follows her own creative path.