Lena Seikaly, Vocalist

It’s easy to fall in love with this DC-based singer, as she weaves beautifully crafted vocal riffs along
classic melodies, refreshing the standards with new nuance and meaning. Named “one of Washington’s
preeminent jazz singers" and "brightest voices in jazz" (The Washington Post), Seikaly is making her
mark in national and international jazz circles as a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an
innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles. She was one of eleven semi-finalists for the prestigious
2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition in L.A., and is an alum of the Betty
Carter Jazz Ahead program in DC, and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass program directed by Christian McBride.
She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, the Hamilton, and Strathmore Music Center, and
has headlined at jazz festivals throughout the U.S.

Lena Seikaly, Vocalist