Candice Hoyes is a vocalist who blends jazz, soul, and classical influences for a style all her own. Described by Jazziz Magazine as a “singing instrumentalist” and a “magnificent soprano vocalist,” Hoyes can be heard with increasing regularity in clubs and concert halls across the country. On the jazz scene, she has performed and toured with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. She debuted at the 2015 Exit Zero International Jazz Festival as guest vocalist with Marc Cary’s Harlem Sessions, and has been the featured vocalist with acclaimed artists including Wycliffe Gordon and Eric Reed. As a classical singer, she performs in six languages, and has sung roles at international opera festivals as well as Carnegie Hall, BAM, and Lincoln Center.
In March 2015 at Minton’s Harlem, Hoyes released her acclaimed debut album, On a Turquoise Cloud, a collection of Duke Ellington’s rarely recorded songs for soprano. With rare songs spanning Ellington’s career, On a Turquoise Cloud features new arrangements and performances by several of this generation’s jazz luminaries.
Hoyes has appeared at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center as the guest vocalist in “Wycliffe Gordon and Friends,” Ginny’s Supper Club, Minton’s Harlem, and Whynot Jazz Room. She made her debut at the 2015 BET Experience, kicking off the summer music festival as the opening act for Deborah Cox, Chrisette Michele, and Jordin Sparks in Los Angeles, CA. For the upcoming season, Hoyes’ music was highlighted at the spring 2016 HARBISON collection show at New York Fashion Week and this fall, Hoyes will be one of the featured vocalists interpreting a set of Sinatra classics for the live broadcast of WNYC’s “Sinatra at 100” presented by Jonathan Schwartz. Hoyes is an Earthworks Audio Endorsed Artist.