“Kavita Shah has set forth on a beautiful journey into uncharted waters. Her songwriting and her voice merge centuries and continents into music which touches antiquity and leads into the future in the same moment.”
– Robert Sadin, Grammy award-winning producer
“Kavita Shah is a masterful vocalist with a deep, personal connection to the music.”
– Sheila Jordan, vocalist & NEA Jazz Master
“Kavita is a musician’s singer. She thinks like an instrumentalist, always taking risks and searching for new levels of understanding. Her music defies categorization.”
– Steve Wilson, jazz saxophonist
An “amazing” new voice in contemporary music (NPR), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. Hailed by Downbeat Magazine as the “Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist” (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Ms. Shah–a native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French–incorporates diverse musical elements into her jazz-based repertoire. Her debut album VISIONS (co-produced by guitar virtuoso Lionel Loueke) combines the sounds of the traditional Indian tablas and West African kora with those of a jazz quintet.