Leah Hinton, singer/songwriter, musician, entertainer, teacher and Berklee College of Music graduate. She is also a nominee for the New England Music Awards 2018 Jazz Act of the Year. Her new single 'Teach Me' latest EP entitled 'SonKissed' are available on all purchasing and streaming platforms. Her sound is Jazz influenced music and Neo-Soul vibes with a positive message about love and life. She has been performing along the East Coast and writing new music. She is currently writing and recording her new album set to be released in early 2020. She has great things in store for her in the near future and much music and passion to share with the world.
Originating from Henderson, North Carolina, she grew up singing in school, church and choirs including the Raleigh Girls Choir of Raleigh, NC. Taking singing and piano lessons grew her love for music. She always had a fondness of jazz music starting at a young age, as her father would play jazz music on the radio. Studying music has led her to perform in recitals, concerts and festivals such as the Mozart Music Festival with The Capital City Girl’s Choir in Vienna, Austria, to study and perform abroad in Valencia, Spain, to graduate from Berklee College of Music and to continue writing, performing and growing as an artist. Leah also enjoys being involved in and performing in community events and giving back. It is very important to her to help others as many have helped her.
She gets much of her inspiration from influences such as Jesus Christ, her parents, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Minnie Riperton, Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer, Sammy Davis Jr., Sade, Anita O’day, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Adele, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Robin Thicke, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Esperanza Spalding, Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, Sounds of Blackness, Take 6, Gretchen Parlato, and Quincy Jones just to name a few.