OF THE 2014 SARAH VAUGHAN INTERNATIONAL VOCAL
RADIATES ON SUNKISSED
eagerly-awaited Concord debut features
soulful originals and cherry-picked covers
the title of Ashleigh Smiths August 19,
2016 debut on Concord Records, describes her
singing perfectly. The 27-year-old Dallas-based
winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International
Jazz Vocals Competition possesses an iridescent
alto that radiates a spectrum of poised emotions.
While clearly shes capable of tackling
material underscored by darker themes such as
heartache and sobering social commentary, optimistic
rays of light always shine through her voice.