Singer, songwriter, vocal coach and podcast host Jamila Ford has garnered attention for her sizable singing chops. Majoring in music with an emphasis in vocal performance, Jamila attended the University of California Riverside, graduating with her BA in music.
She has performed around the world as a solo artist and as a backing vocalist, lending her talent to the projects of artists such as Seal, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Melody Gardot, Spiritualized (Coachella Festival), and Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters). Drawing influences from jazz to R&B to pop, she can give you a history of 50 years of American popular music during one of her sets, with her sultry voice providing the linchpin.
Her recent EP entitled “The Deep End” was included in the first round of ballots for three GRAMMYs for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best New Artist and Best Engineered Album and earned raves from critics, who hailed her as "...an exquisite song stylist validating an impressive artistic repertoire with economy and style" (CJ Bond, jazmuzic.com).
Jamila is the producer and host of the popular “The Working Singer” podcast where session vocalists, vocal arrangers, prominent vocal coaches and touring background singers drop in to chat about the business of singing professionally.
She also enjoys giving online voice lessons to students 15 and older with the belief that every committed pupil can improve their singing. Learn more about Jamila’s voice lessons at jamilafordvoicestudio.com.
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