Ashleigh is 2011 graduate of the University of North Texas School of Music with her degree in Vocal Jazz Performance and a minor in Music Theory. She is also currently a Masters Candidate for her degree in Vocal Jazz Pedagogy. She has sung with some of the most prestigious cover band / wedding bands in the DFW area such as Downtown Fever, Professor D, IceHouse, Krewe of Swing, Domino Effect, TOP Band and the Special Edition Band. Her background in jazz, R&B, gospel, pop, and soul make her a perfect pick for any event! She has performed as a background singer for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Chrisette Michele, and for the cast of the hit show Empire!
It was my first experience to use gig salad, and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. First of all the site is very easy to use. And there are links and video that is my absolute bonus for the artist that include those. Ashleigh E was one of the first to reach out to me after I started to figure how it worked.
I was immediately impressed with how good of a correspondence we were able to conduct. And I'm happy to stay that my instincts were right about selecting her to come do our party. She showed up on time, and was able to pull a few rabbits out of the hat before the performance began! (song selections and additional instrument at the last minute). Everyone at the party enjoyed both her music style and length of her set. I truly feel that I got my moneys worth, and will definitely want to use her again! Thank you Ashleigh, and thank you gig salad!
Price Range: $350 and up
What to Expect
Ashleigh Smith is a versatile performer and artist! Whether you are need of jazz to set the mood or a dance music to get your party going, Ashleigh has the experience to do it all. You can ensure that she will cater to your specific musical needs and make your event and event to remember!
Sultry, soulful, sincere…three words often used to describe Ashleigh. Hailing from the small town of LaGrange, this Georgia Peach is relatively new to Texas soil; however, she is no stranger to the stage. An honors graduate from the University of North Texas with her Bachelors of Jazz Studies and a current Master’s candidate for a Masters of Vocal Jazz Performance, music has always been Ashleigh’s passion and first love. She has performed for thousands of people across the globe, from private parties and local venues around North Texas, including the Denton Jazz and Arts Festival, to stadiums and arenas as a background vocalist and featured performer with Grammy-award winning recording artist Chrisette Michele in London, South Africa and all around the U.S., no stage is too big or too small for Ashleigh’s dynamic presence.
Her talent and work ethic have been tested and proven as she has been the lead female vocalist with many of Dallas’s top bands such as the TOP Band, Professor D, Domino Effect, Downtown Fever, The Knice 2 Know Band (K2K), and The Krewe of Swing. She is a member of the world renowned Jazz Singers “1” with whom she also won a 2012 Downbeat Award and shared the stage with the world renowned vocal jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and the phenomenal Jon Hendricks.
Outside of her proven ability to shine as a member of various performance ensembles, her unique talents have been individually recognized throughout her blossoming career. Not only has she been awarded the prestigious Downbeat Student Award for Best Undergraduate Jazz Vocal Performance in 2011 and the Outstanding Undergraduate Vocal Jazz Soloist in 2012, but in 2012, she was chosen, out of 900 applicants, as a Top 5 finalist in the “Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition” where she performed in front of jazz greats such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jon Hendricks, Larry Rosen, Michael Bourne, and Melissa Walker, and walked away as the 1st runner-up in the competition while being the youngest of the finalists. In 2015, she returned to the NJPAC stage to compete for a second time in the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition and this time she took home the coveted “SASSY” award! Soon after winning the award she signed a 3 album recording contract with Concord Records! Her debut album, which is being produced by multi-Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, will be released at years end and will feature some of the hottest and best artists of this generation. After the release of the album she is set to open and share the stage with none other than the multi-Grammy award winner, five NAACP award recipient, and four time American Music Award winner, Patti Labelle on February 5, 2016 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida!
Ashleigh’s style is able to fit almost any genre with ease and finesse and while she takes perfecting her craft seriously she fills every performance with the same spirit of fun and joy that she exudes every day. With the ability, style and grace, Ashleigh’s, charisma, sincerity, & energy make her an artist worth watching.
Past Booked Events
|August 26, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Ashleigh Smith and the No Limits Band in Wichita Falls|
|May 19, 2017–May 20, 2017 • 9:30pm - 12:30am||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|April 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
|July 02, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
|March 09, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wedding (Dallas, TX)|
|November 14, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Scat Jazz Lounge (Fort Worth, TX)|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wedding (San Antonio, TX)|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wedding (Houston)|
|October 23, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Buttons Restaurant in Fort Worth, TX|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wedding (Fort Worth, TX)|
|October 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Avalon Stage (ATL)|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Velvet Note Jazz Lounge (Atlanta)|
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