Ashley Orlando

Ashley Orlando
Today we're going to talk about jazz singer and ukulele player Ashley Orlando who we discovered on YouTube. Ashley is a bilingual artist (speaking French and English) who uses her music to help people express themselves, be heard and dream big. It also encourages them to develop to achieve their dreams. According to her, “Music is a language that transcends cultural barriers”. But who is Ashley Orlando?

Short biography of Ashley Orlando

Originally from Louisiana, Ashley Orlando dreamed of becoming a Disney princess when she was little, almost like every little girl in the world. But very quickly, she discovered a great passion for music, which changed her outlook forever. However, the young girl has always focused on her studies in public relations. Once at university in Paris, while doing her masters, she connected to the world of French jazz. She started out as a swing dancer. She listened to groups of underground musicians like the one where the great clarinetist, Sidney Bechet, once played. It was then that Ashley Orlando fell in love with music again. Later, his move to Texas allowed him to accidentally integrate into the professional world of ukulele and kazoo. So she decided to jump head first into the Houston ukulele musical scenes. She very quickly managed to participate in international tours. Currently, Ashley Orlando combines her extensive professional experience in public relations, intercultural relations, and nonprofits with her music to inspire and coach others to step out of their comfort zones and lead more fulfilling lives. .

Ashley Orlando: a talented and committed musician

Today, Ashley Orlando is known worldwide as a jazz singer and ukulele player. But she's also a public relations expert and community builder who enjoys using her music to help people have their voices heard, to have ambitions, to find the strength and courage to make their dreams come true. Classically trained soprano Ashley Orlando has a very light, sweet voice, which many people call angelic. She also has warm and jazzy tones.

Ashley Orlando and the ukulele

It was during an unforeseen trip to Hawaii that Ashley Orlando discovered the ukulele. Since then, she has not separated from this little musical instrument. While her voice and communication skills have given her the opportunity to sing and teach in the United States, Canada and Europe, the ukulele has propelled her to new musical heights centered on her first love that is jazz. Now based in Houston, Texas, she enjoys inspiring others to achieve their personal and professional dreams. Ashley Orlando performs throughout the Greater Houston area with her band, Vintage Point. She builds the community as a co-leader and outreach organizer for Houkulele, the Houston Ukulele Club. She speaks and teaches through Toastmasters International's Greater Houston Area District. She believes in the healing power of music as a member of the Ukulele Kids Club Advisory Board. An artist to discover urgently! We wish her much success and who knows, maybe one day she will come to Tahiti?

Photo credit: Ashley Orlando