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. In 2019, 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 is currently a Music Business graduate student at New York University.


This soulful songstress performs and writes while equipped with velvety vocals and grooving melodies, often self-accompanied on acoustic guitar, piano, or electric bass. As a Filipina-American, 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, and she has worked with Filipino artists such as Freddie Aguilar, Manny Pacquiao, Vice Ganda, Lani Misalucha, Angeline Quinto, Jose & Wally, and Ariel Rivera. Ashley is also a featured artist and voice-over actor for Pacha's Pajamas, an Interactive Children's Story, along with a celebrity cast including Yasiin "Mos Def" Bey, Cheech Marin, Talib Kweli, Genevieve Goings, Lester Chambers, and many more. In addition, she is a two-time performer in New York City's Carnegie Hall.