ASHLEY KEIKO

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

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Ashley Keiko

Purposefully Pretty, Inc.

"Ashley believes that her determination and undying passion for the youth and their musical education is what makes her PurposefullyPretty."

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(2017)

Ashley Keiko and Daneek Miller
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"Ashley closed out the set with a pop medley of her own composition on alto sax. Then it was time to pack up."

(2018)

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our world media

"Ashley Keiko Chambers Performing at Sutphin Blvd Harvest Festival"

(2017)

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"Ashley Chambers’ first encounter with a musical instrument wasn’t the most auspicious. As an elementary student, Ashley became inspired by some friends who could tap the keys of a piano and make real music happen."

(2016)

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queens chronicle

"When Ashley Chambers isn't wielding nunchucks on the practice floor of at Zen Masters Martial Arts Academy in St. Albans, she's in the back room giving piano lessons to children."

(2011)

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Times Ledger Newspaper

"Ashley Keiko Chambers, a jazz saxophonist and classical pianist, is gong to live out her dream to have a space for a full-fledged music school in Queens Village." (page 32)

(2017)

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Ashley Keiko Chambers has been very, ahem, instrumental in cultivating art, history, linguistics, community, and multi-cultural influence in her urban hometown of New York. Chambers may only be 25, but with her illustrious..." 

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Short Bio

Extraordinary, soulful and multi-talented musician Ashley Keiko has been showcasing her smooth jazz saxophone tones across genres of Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and Gospel worldwide.

Ashley Keiko is an up and coming saxophonist, composer, singer/songwriter and entrepreneur who has studied classical piano, alto saxophone, and has taught music for many years. Ashley has performed at major venues such as the Apollo Theater in New York City and Wollongong University in Australia. She has also performed for Steve Harvey, on the nationally syndicated TV game show, Family Feud. Ashley’s performance experience includes participation as lead saxophonist for the York College Blue Notes and for venues such as Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem and Live at the Gantries. Her debut album, “Pursuit of Harmony”, was released in November of 2020, which features Ashley’s originals and covers of classics, while displaying her smooth jazz saxophone tones across genres of hip hop, R&B, pop, and gospel. The album also features Ashley’s newly debuted soothing and serene vocals.

 

Ashley received her Masters in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. While at Columbia University, Ashley also studied abroad at The Arts College at Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China, where she practiced music and reflected on the ways in which culture, language, and the arts intersect in a trans-cultural world. Prior to her graduate coursework and study abroad, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School.

 

Alongside her roles as performer, music educator and music advocate, Ashley expanded her music academy, Keiko Studios, in January 2018 with the grand opening of a store front location that caters to adults and children who aim to explore the importance of music and music expression. Ashley’s academy supports communities where opportunities for music education are limited. Since the opening, the academy has been featured on Now This News and has been recognized by both of Ashley’s alma maters

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