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Integriti Reeves



Biography

Integriti Reeves is a dynamic vocal powerhouse whose “Modern Vintage” style embodies the past, present, and future of the genre. Her voice elicits comparisons to the dulcet purity of Ella Fitzgerald and the smoky effortlessness of Nat King Cole. Her experimental outlook is inspired by contemporary artists such as Feist and The Bird and The Bee, whilst her signature retro look pays homage to icons of the 1950s. Her debut solo EP Stairway To The Stars was released in March of 2014, and it features an eclectic mix of jazz standards, Brazilian rhythms, and pop influences. She has performed with many renowned contemporary jazz and pop artists including Herbie Hancock, Ernie Andrews, Geri Allan, Eperanza Spaulding, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Mcferrin, Terri Lyne Carrington, Liz Wright, Patrice Rushen, Hugh Masekela, and Smokey Robinson. She has also performed as a featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Reeves’s musical experience is also grounded in academic excellence. She is a graduate of DC’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Baltimore’s Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. After receiving the Max Corzilius Scholarship, she studied under the tutelage of renowned vocalist Jay Clayton at Peabody, and took private lessons from Howard University Jazz Professor Connaitre Miller. In 2013 Ms. Reeves served as an Artist-In-Residence at the prestigious Music Center at Strathmore. In early 2014 she participated in the highly selective Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, a residency for young composers and performers held at the Kennedy Center. In May of that same year, Ms. Reeves received the degree of Master of Music from Howard University.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/7/2015: Integriti Reeves

The singer and her sextet celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday with a dynamic performance that features classical jazz partnered with smooth storytelling.

Integriti Reeves