Ekep Nkwelle is a 23-year-old Cameroonian-American vocalist and songwriter. Born in Washington, DC, she began her musical journey while studying Classical Voice and Jazz Performance at Duke Ellington School of the Arts High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University in 2021, studying Jazz Voice under the tutelage of vocalist Christie Dashiell. Ekep’s gift and years of musical training have led her to the world-renowned Juilliard School in New York where she studies under Charenee Wade to receive a master’s degree in Jazz Voice in 2023.
She has been blessed to perform at many venues and events, some notable ones being The Kennedy Center, Dizzy’s Jazz Club, DC Jazz Fest, Tri-C Jazz Fest, and International Jazz Day. With her music, Ekep strives to display her deep knowledge of and passion for Black music, history, and culture to people all over the world.
The NAC Fine & Mellow Jazz Concert Series is presented in collaboration with the National Arts Club
The Series is curated by Endea Owens, Jazz Is: Now! Curatorial Fellow, NJMH
Seating is limited. Admission is $25 for the general public. NAC members must RSVP via Eventbrite.
Due to the popularity of this event, NAC members are kindly asked to limit their free ticket option to two (2) tickets.
National Arts Club - 15 Gramercy Park S, NY, NY
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