The 2016 UCLA alumna began performing gospel music at family gatherings when she was five years old, and now works in Los Angeles as a professional singer-songwriter. Though she has sung jazz and gospel music for most of her life, Church said she no longer defines herself as a jazz musician. Instead, she considers herself an interdisciplinary artist who experiments with combining jazz, R&B, soul and indie in order to create music inspired by her experiences as a woman of color. Church has four songs set to be released this year and is working on an EP for release in early 2018.
“For as long as I can remember, music has been in the house, and I’ve been singing,” Church said. “I don’t think I’ve ever stopped singing.”