Jaquese "Jaywah" Doris Powell is a singer-songwriter, beatmaker, sound engineer, record producer, pianist, and violinist.
Born in Atlanta, GA, and raised in Orlando, FL, she was influenced by her environment filled with West African, Motown, and Funk music. At 6, she began learning music by ear and at 9, she began violin lessons. From that point on, her journey into discovering her musical person continued.
At the age of 12, Powell began composing tunes in a composition book. At the age of 13, with years of violin training under her belt, Powell auditioned for a performing arts magnet school. Upon entry, she began the piano lessons and gained a girth of knowledge about music theory and ear training. She's studied audio engineering and is now a musical and technical powerhouse.
Today, Jaywah is focused on using her music as a force. She makes her own instrumentals, composes all of her own music, and will show that "independent woman" is more than a catchy song lyric.
She has decided to showcase her songwriting, recording, mixing, composing, and producing abilities by completely writing, producing, recording and mixing every song on her first mixtape, You.Me.Down, as well as making every 13 out of the 14 instrumentals on the project. She even gives you a slight taste of her string playing.
In 2020, Jaywah released her first EP, "Unmute." The five song musical experience generously celebrates the fusion of cultures that she fits into both musically and personally.
In 2022, Jaywah's second EP, "Attitude," a 7 song journey that details the experiences and feelings associated with depression, was released. She put her production skills to the forefront this time as well, writing all 7 songs, and producing 6. "Attitude" is now available everywhere!