Photographer: Felton Kizer

Photographer: Felton Kizer

Jaime Woods Is a Grammy-nominated vocalist who got her humble beginnings like many before her, in the church. Learning and honing her craft through the gospel scene in Chicago, she moved East to briefly study at Berklee College of Music. There she explored music and relationships that would facilitate her transition to New York City, specifically Brooklyn.

She considers her music to be vibey soul; as it develops, it will flirt with other genres, but she wants it to stay true to the soul. She cares mostly about the experience of music, and how it can transcend language to motivate listeners to move, or feel, or understand their worlds and ultimately how their worlds relate with others.

Since her move out East, Jaime has performed or collaborated with many influential artists, including Bilal, Nick Hakim, Roy Hargrove, Lalah Hathaway, Moses Sumney, Talib Kweli and Krystle Warren. Jaime has been featured festivals all over the world, and on major tours as either an opener in duo with her equally gifted brother, Solo Woods (Daniel Woods) for Tedeschi Trucks, or previously as a background singer for Emily King. She also opened for Gregory Porter at the Montreal Jazz Fest in 2016. Her music has led her to perform on platforms from The Conan Show to The Lincoln Center.  

The singer released her debut EP, called TROY, in summer 2015. She is currently preparing to release a new project in summer 2017, and is Grammy-nominated for her contributions to Chance The Rapper's single, "No Problem" (2016).