Naomi has been singing since she could make sound. Drawing from a broad spectrum of creative influences, her style can be defined as "old-school flare, new-school flavor" with a repertoire that spans swing-era jazz, classic soul, retro-pop, rock and classic R&B. Sultry, powerful, dynamic - whether she's singing rump-shaking funk/ soul anthems or heartstring-tugging love songs, Naomi's presence and versatility can set the mood for any occasion. Hailing from and currently residing on the ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Squamish an Tsleil-Watuth Nations (otherwise referred to as Vancouver, BC), Naomi has graced stages across Canada and can be booked as a duo, trio, or full band.
Born in into a musical family, music has always been a part of her life. Her childhood was shaped by her study of piano and singing in choirs. At 13, she shifted her creative focus to theatre, studying speech and drama at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
In 2003, she attended Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music Technology program in Nelson BC, majoring in vocals and composition. During her time there, she created 2 musical theatre works and explored her love of jazz and electronic music.
In 2006, she launched her successful career as a performer and music educator, working with such organizations as The National Music Centre and the Young Canadians School of the Performing Arts. while performing with numerous bands.
Naomi is a multi-disciplinary artist currently spends her time between Nelson and Vancouver and can be seen performing solo or leading her jazz/retro-pop/classic soul band, The New Gramophones.