Candice Hoyes is an impassioned vocalist, public speaker and educator, and has written for publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, and Blavity. As a public speaker, Hoyes is honored to have delivered a 2017 TED Salon Talk including a live performance, and has spoken on international platforms including Music @Google, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Dropbox Artist Spotlight (for which she was the first), LinkedIn Artist Spotlight, Left of Black, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in Law, and the Harvard Alumni Association. She has led educational initiatives and taught across the US including Jazz at Lincoln Center, United Nations School, as well as numerous museums, cultural centers, and public schools for all ages. She has currently become an endorsed artist by Earthworks High Definition Microphones.


Candice Hoyes Sings Blackness, Womanhood and History On Her Debut Jazz Album

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Robin Gavhan


The Washington Post

For her first CD, Hoyes dove into the National Archives to retrieve rare works by Duke Ellington written specifically for female vocalists” -


Ira Glass

This American Life

"Such an amazing voice and it's really gorgeous to hear in these settings. My favorite cut: Baby. Something about the fact that it's uptempo makes it even more fun to hear her voice - the precision and prettiness and feeling of it.” -


Man Repeller

"She has a powerhouse of a voice that will easily sweep you off your feet and has captured audiences at Lincoln Center, international music festivals and even new york fashion week. yet the true magic lies in her unique sensibility for storytelling, and she uses themes such as the jazz age, feminism and black history as her guide”