Behind the Music
A Soulful Songstress
Ashley Cortes is a contemporary R&B singer-songwriter and eclectically commercial top-line songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music as a Professional Music major concentrating in Songwriting and Vocal Performance, and as a recipient of the Professional Music Entrepreneurial Award. She most recently earned her Master's degree in Music Business at the prestigious New York University. Currently, she resides in New York City specializing in entertaining the local Filipino scene through her live performance.
This soulful songstress performs in English, Tagalog, and Spanish while equipped with velvety vocals and grooving melodies, often self-accompanied on acoustic guitar, piano, or electric bass. Her mission is to bring people together by creating engaging experiences while promoting inclusivity, diversity, and representation of the Asian and Asian-American communities.
Ashley has performed all over the United States and the Philippines. She has worked with Filipino artists such as Freddie Aguilar, Manny Pacquiao, Angeline Quinto, and Ariel Rivera. Ashley is also a featured artist and voice-over actor for Pacha's Pajamas, an Interactive Children's Story, which features a celebrity cast including Mos Def, Cheech Marin, Genevieve Goings, Lester Chambers, and many more. In addition, she is a two-time performer in New York City's Carnegie Hall. Outside of performing, Ashley is highly skilled in photography and promotions/marketing through MailChimp, Facebook, and Instagram.