Uniquely “intentional about making music that reflects the world she lives in, as well as sounding great and grooving (NPR),”Candice Hoyes is a vocalist/composer - Soulful, lyrical, and classically trained, her love of music began at age six as she began studying piano and eavesdropping as her grandfather spun iconic jazz vinyls that filled the home.

 

Hoyes began formal vocal study as an undergraduate at Harvard University, soon gracing the international stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as an award-winning classical soloist.  In 2015, she toured and recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under artistic director Wynton Marsalis, before releasing her own critically-acclaimed album debut, ‘On A Turquoise Cloud.’  Hoyes has performed with Philip Glass, Wynton Marsalis, Lorin Maazel, and Wycliffe Gordon. In 2017, Hoyes delivered a TED Talk performance and created and led a new performance lecture series for Jazz at Lincoln Center and City University of New York.