Kavita Shah is a vocalist, composer, polyglot, and lifelong New Yorker hailed by NPR for possessing an “amazing dexterity for musical languages”.

Her projects blending modern jazz, folkloric traditions and new music include “Visions” (2014, co-produced by Lionel Loueke), the interdisciplinary work “Folk Songs of Naboréa” (premiered in 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory), and “Interplay” (2018) in duet with bassist François Moutin.

She is currently working on an album of traditional Cape Verdean music based on her ongoing ethnographic research. Kavita regularly performs her music at major concert halls, festivals, and clubs on six continents.

She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Harvard and a Master’s in Jazz Voice from Manhattan School of Music.