NSC Spotlight Artist: Jaime Woods
by Darrien DeVaughn
When you first glance at Jaime Coryn Woods, you see Lauryn Hill. The deep chocolate skin tone, the locs and the petite build almost eerily identical in to one another. The Chicago native possesses a more lighter sound than Ms. Hill though and that can be thanked in part to her upbringing. Jaime began belting out tunes in the church and took her craft very seriously as she decided that singing would be her way to gift our world early on in high school. She continued to sing in church and on the Chicago night scene in a local band called VERZITILE. She took classes to perfect her craft at a local community college where she met her friend Chris Ussery, who introduced her into Jazz. For a brief time, she studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and sang around Brooklyn in a band with her also talented brother Daniel SOLO Woods called GIZMO. Word got out around the New York City scene and she opened up or graced other artists presence such as Bilal, Roy Hargrove, Emily King and Talib Kweli to name a few. Ms. Woods released an EP called TROY in the summer of 2015. The smooth and beautifully produced album includes the song HELLO MOURNING which is a deep and touching track. HOW LOVE’S MADE and HOME will have you in a relaxed mode as Jaime brings her angelic voice to a comforting laced track. The Grammy nominated NO PROBLEMS by Chance the Rapper features Jaime and she says she is most proud of that opportunity to work with him. When asked how she would describe herself, she states that her music has a “vibey soul” and it transcends language to motivate listeners to move to or feel the words as it relates to others. Jaime Coryn Woods is slowly but surely making a name for herself and soon you will be fond of knowing this young lady.