Nasimiyu is a singer, songwriter, pianist and performer. Her original music, which she composes and arranges herself for her backing band, the Many Moons, is a mix of rootsy folk, funk and forward-looking contemporary soul, influenced by her own travels and experiences as well as the deep musical heritage of New Orleans, her adopted home. She is a resident of the Crescent City, but a citizen of the world.
Nasimiyu has built a strong following due in part to the thoughtful poetry of her lyrics, her magnetic live presence, and the tight, ferocious blues-and-brass instrumental ensemble she’s assembled around her, but her greatest asset is her extraordinary voice– an instrument that is soaring and soulful, versatile and powerful and yet always warm, always intimate, human, and distinctively Nasimiyu.
Impossible to categorize or limit, she is in every regard a 21st century artist. Her work evokes a swirl of decades, genres, and styles, all coalescing into something entirely new and of the moment. It’s a sound enriched and informed by the past, not constrained by it.
When we look at what contemporary music means and is, at its forefront we find artists like Nasimiyu: multi-faceted creators and performers, total-package talents who are both artists and lifelong students of their art-form. Nasimiyu is all that, and an unforgettably gifted musician to boot, someone driven by passion, curiosity, and the universal urge to self-expression.
Her recordings include “It Ain’t Pretty, But it’s Beautiful,” a 2010 EP centered on the rewards and hardships of New Orleans life, and the forthcoming full-length “Rules Aren’t Real.”
Besides her solo work with the Many Moons, Nasimiyu is plays in an emerging group, fronted by her trombone player, Jeremy ‘Mojo’ Phipps, Saintbell.
Stay tuned for her debut album release JUNE 29.
No shows booked at the moment.