Candice Reyes a native El Pasoan that currently resides in New Jersey has gained a reputation for being an active latina jazz vocalist. Her innovative spirit has emulated over the course of her career starting with her first solo album with Shade Records ~Crossing Over released in 2014. Reyes, brings a youthful and refreshing sound to jazz. Since 2015 El Paso-born jazz vocalist Candice Reyes and her quintet have been disclosing their newest project “Your Way” in New York and New Jersey. The newest album includes original compositions and arrangements produce by Juarez native saxophonist Abel Mireles. The album “Your Way” reflects on emotions and challenges encountered in one’s journey through life. CRQ “Your Way” 2018 tour began November 17th and will continue throughout the end of the year. The vocalist performs actively in the tri state area with the CRQ and released their newest album under The Jazz Exchange LLC “Your Way” features six -time grammy award winner and jazz renowned bassist Christian McBride. Also featured on the newest album and nominated grammy winner on trumpet Nathan Eklund.
The CRQ’s fan base continues to expand throughout the New York area as well as the southwest region. The band has toured in the U.S. and internationally, performing at jazz festivals, clubs, and Performing Arts centers. Candice and the band members are experienced educators that have attended some of the top educational institutions in the U.S. and have taught jazz seminars, master classes, and clinics to students of all ages and levels. Candice Reyes studied at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she received a bachelor's degree in Commercial Music, Vocal Performance. Born into a musical family, the petite vibrant vocalist has evolved at a fast pace. The young singer not only expresses herself through her luscious voice, but she interprets her natural character through song.
Leading her group has played a major role in her career with business management, discipline, creativeness, professionalism and more. Candice has been a featured vocalist for special projects and performances and continues to perform with different musicians, ensembles besides her own group. Aside from building her musical career she continues to gain experience as Artist Relations and Concert Coordinator for a non-profit organization called Jazz House Kids. Reyes has had the opportunity to work with many great artists such as Christian McBride, Eddie Palmieri, Kenny Barron, David Sanborn, Sheila E, Andra Day, Gina Gershon, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Bruce Hornsby, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cyrus Chestnut, Jimmy Cobb, Ingrid Jensen just to name a few. Candice continues to be active in the community with her musical talents and business career. Reyes also visits her hometown El Paso, Texas often and performs for special events, festivals and jazz clubs.