YahZarah is a DC native and a graduate of the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She is known for her five octave range and electric performances. She has co-billed with acts such as The Roots, Erykah Badu, Chaka Kahn, Ledisi, Amel Larrieux, Goapele, Rahsaan Paterson, Jazmine Sullivan, Raheem Davaughn, Common, Bilal Oliver, and many others. YahZarah has sold out shows from the historical Blue Note to The Roxy and her third album The Ballad of Purple St. James was considered for a Grammy Award in six major categories in 2010. She is currently performing as support for Grammy winner Lenny Kravitz on his European Tour.