As a vocalist, Amanda's talent has brought her onto stages across the world. She has performed at renowned venues such as the Apollo Theater, Place Vendôm (Paris, France) and the Cotton Club, where she was the youngest artist ever on stage. She has sung the National Anthem at nationally televised events for the New Jersey Nets and HBO Boxing. At the ages of nine, ten, and eleven, she won first-place in the Solo Vocalist category for three consecutive years in the Star Power National Talent competition. She has twice won the Future Stars Competition at the famous Apollo Theater, bringing her no small amount of attention from within the industry. For example, “There is something special about the way Amanda holds herself when she hits her notes and uses her voice,” remarked Billy Mitchell, life-long Apollo Theater stage hand and now Tour Director. “It’s a type of poise I haven’t seen since Ella Fitzgerald.” Amanda's success is not limited to live performances. She is now a seasoned studio artist, working on both her own recordings and contributing to those of other artists. She can be heard singing background vocals on the Christmas Album of R&B recording artist Joe and Indie-Rock band Kindred Souls. “She has a great ear, great pitch, beautiful tone and great phrasing… She’s really going to be a master singer if she continues to develop at this rate,” Joshua Paul Thompson, Producer, Owner of Tallest Tree Studios, (Alicia Keys, Usher, and Joe). Her writing abilities have allowed her to collaborate with artists such as Destyn Hill, Justin Love, Kes Kross, Fred the Godson and many more.
She is not taking her musical success for granted, and, in a nod of respect, is continuing to study her art diligently at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She has a couple million views in viral videos in addition to 15+ thousand followers on Instagram alone. Such hard work is the clear sign of an artist who has something to contribute to the world of music.
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