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Billie Black

Jazz // Soul

Billie was raised on the music of great soul singers – Sade, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan to name just a few. She soon began singing music inspired by these greats and their influence can be observed in her smooth vocals.

Billie’s introduction to jazz began when she started singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO). She then went on to study jazz vocal at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama – during her time at Guildhall, her love for jazz (particularly songs from the Great American songbook) began to fuse with her musical foundations in soul music and she developed her unique style of singing.

Billie sings a selection of her favourite jazz standards sung by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker.

‘Billie makes the kind of breathy, modern soul that sounds simultaneously welcoming and strangely unnerving’

 – The Guardian

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