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Candice Hoyes

Born of Jamaican parents and raised in South Florida, Candice Hoyes began studying piano at age six, and began singing in professional children’s theater at age 11. She attended Harvard, where she won the Fitzie Prize, providing her voice lessons at Boston Conservatory and sang live jazz and soul throughout Boston. She was selected by Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival for Young Artists in Opera for classical training, and has a Masters in Voice Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College.

Hoyes taps her classical and jazz influences to render a vocal style all her own, and pursue a range of repertoire. As a classical singer, she performs in six languages, and has sung leading operatic roles at international opera festivals as well as Carnegie Hall and BAM’s Gilman Opera House. On the jazz scene, she increasingly performs in clubs and concert halls, accompanied by acclaimed musicians like Eric Reed, Wycliffe Gordon, Adam Birnbaum, and Ulysses Owens.

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