Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer Ayanna Lee is a Washington, D.C. native.
Deeply rooted in a family of musical traditions passed down from her father, R&B reggae drummer and other family members–Ayanna comes from a long line of geechies and gullahs in gospel, jazz and folk music who used their art for medicine, truth-telling and levity.
From the early age of five years old, her calling was loud and clear as she performed backyard and living room concerts featuring the music of her favorites–Stevie, Chaka, Aretha, Joni, Lennon, and Nina among others.
Today these roots and this calling combine to create an artist on the cusp of greatness. She is a versatile vocalist who brings her classic soul, gospel, jazz roots into the room with rock, alternative, folk tones to create an alternative soul that is all her own. Drawing from both the light and the dark to make a music that tells stories and above all, is healing.
Her debut EP FIVE — a musical sample that invites you on her journey.