Ajaye Jardine continues to transform and develop her artistry both as a performer and songwriter and has been strategically building her career from the ground up the past few years from Vancouver, Canada, to Nashville, Tennessee.
Jardine’s upcoming release (CreativeBC) and collaboration with producer/engineer Sheldon Zaharko (Zed Productions) is a true representation of her journey from a grassroots budding artist to a hard hitting, soulful rock woman of country music.
Ajaye Jardine provides a dynamic vocal performance, both in the studio and on the stage, that continually surprises and engages her audience. She can bring down the house with her powerful and wide-range edge, inspire with a traditionalist sound that takes you back to Mama’s front porch, or break your heart with a soulfully sung lyric. Jardine creates connections and moments with her audience that they will never forget.
Born in Richmond, British Columbia, Ajaye Jardine was introduced to music at an early age by her family, with everything from Talking Heads to Lynyrd Skynyrd infusing her with a creative spark that never left.
In 2010, Ajaye took her first step as a country music artist by forming The Jardines with her mother, Cherelle Jardine. Over the next four years, they released two independent full-length albums (The Jardines, Someone’s Stolen Tuesday) and performed on a variety of stages in the BC Country music community including Merritt Music Mountain Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics stage, and International Pop Overthrow.
Seeking to establish herself as a solo artist, Ajaye Jardine traveled to Nashville in 2015 to find inspiration and collaboration in Music City. She recorded 5 new tracks at Rough Edges Studio with producers Jane Bach and Duane Sciacqua along with an A-list team of session players, releasing the final self-titled EP in the summer of 2015.
Since her debut EP, the past two years have included professional breakthroughs for Ajaye Jardine. She was a Female Artist nominee consecutively for the BC Country Music Awards (2016 and 2017), she placed in the Top 10 of the 2016 Ole On the Spot, and in the Top 3 of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest – provincial segment. Ajaye Jardine has performed at the 2016 Calgary Stampede, 2016 SunFest, and alongside Steve Earle on Cayamo 2017. She released a collaboration of her signature track “Boots on Girl” featuring Aaron Grain of award winning trio The Washboard Union, and performed the song at the 2017 BC Country Awards Show.
Jardine has also been touring various cities in the United States in part of her “Get Your Boots on Tour”, along with a recent move to Nashville to develop her career as a songwriter and performer.
Ajaye Jardine uses her music as a vehicle to entertain and empower her audience, and her sophomore project Midnight & Bourbon, is scheduled to release in Spring 2018 thanks to Creative BC and PledgeMusic.