Krystal Lavenne may not be a name you are familiar with, but once you hear her voice, you will never forget the name. Lavenne, recently based in New York City, has been eyeing DC since she arrived on the east coast.
“[My] last visit to DC was Obama's first inauguration and needless to say, it was the most diverse happy excited mob of people I've ever been around! And I stayed in Georgetown and loved it,” explains Lavenne.
Her voice has a soft, almost addicting R&B peppering with a touch of Janice Joplin grit underneath. She calls her musical genre ‘soul pop.’
She is the daughter of classical and contemporary folk singer-songwriter, Susan Stark, and was exposed to music at an early age. Growing up in New Orleans, she was largely influenced by jazz which is reflected in her ‘Thinkin Out Loud.’
She attended Tulane University’s School of Architecture, then switched to the University of New Orleans. Following a series of devastating storms that ravished the Gulf Coast, Krystal set off to follow her dream of entertaining through music.
Over the past two years, Krystal Lavenne has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Wyclef Jean and Mario Winans, among others. She also co-wrote, produced and performed with Grammy Award-winner, Shaggy on her second featured single, titled “Come Good.”
To her producing credit, she is working with heavy-hitters such as Snoop Dogg and Scott Storch. She is about to release a new single next month, along with mapping out her touring schedule with DC at the top of her list.