Jazzy Ash is also known as Ashli Christoval, who grew up
with a mom from New Orleans and a dad from Trinidad.
Music infused her home life every day, from jazz to
Caribbean rhythms to the lively children’s music which
was playing all the time for the kids in her mother’s
home day care. She often spent summers in New Orleans
with her aunts and grandparents, enjoying the culture and
music that permeated their West Bank neighborhood.
Starting in junior high, Christoval explored musical
theater, portraying roles as diverse as Lady Macbeth and
Anita in West Side Story while singing in several choirs