Vocal, Piano, Bass, Drums
Douyé is a Nigerian-born jazz recording artist based in Los Angeles. Introduced to the sounds of jazz by her late father, Douyé was encouraged to become a jazz singer, and at the tender age of seven, she took an interest in poetry and song-writing. As a teenager, she lived in England before eventually moving to California to pursue singing career. In 2010, she released her debut album (Journey) while her sophomore album (So Much Love—a Fela Kuti tribute album) was released in 2014. In 2017, Douyé released her debut jazz album (Daddy Said So), which remained on the jazz weekly charts for over 25 weeks, marking her as an artist-to-follow. Daddy Said So features jazz greats such as Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Russell Malone, and many more. Douyé’s repertoire includes classic jazz standards, while her unique style is timeless, sophisticated, and captivating. Jazz music critic Scott Yanow states:
Douyé sings tastefully and with a genuine affection for the songs.