The daughter of avid music lovers, Amber Weekes had her first chance to sing before a live audience at age fourteen. That was it! Performing was in her blood.
Amber is a Los Angeles native with Caribbean and Latin roots. She is a vocalist who has an on-going love affair with the torch song. Her influences include Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll, and Oscar Brown, Jr.
Amber had been honing her craft, having studied with the legendary Phil Moore; vocal coach, Catherine Hansen; singer/songwriter/coach, Sue Fink; and three-time Grammy nominee jazz singer Sue Raney. She has performed at such venues as The “Jazz Bakery,” Holly Street Bar & Grill, and a weekly performer at The Burning Leaf Cigar Club, Maggiano’s, Shanghai Red’s, and The Sky Room. Amber has also entertained audiences at numerous benefits, fundraisers, and private engagements. Amber has had the honor of performing in the Terraza Lounge at Caesar’s Palace as a featured artist with the Ghalib Ghallab trio, at the Westin, LAX, for the Duke Ellington Society and also with the Rob Mullins Trio. In the Summer of 2011, she was the featured artist for the opening night of the New Rochelle Jazz Festival in New York. Amber has released her first full-length CD, ’round Midnight, produced by Louis Taylor and Trevor Ware on the Sunset Music Group label. ‘Round Midnight has been featured on jazz stations from KKJZ in Los Angeles to WEAA in Baltimore.
Amber Weekes is a singer with all the necessary ingredients – glamour, grace, presence, and a voice that has been described as “soft as a pillow.”