3: Episode 3: Violet Haze Opera Singer, Songwriter, & Model

Violet Haze is a passionate 24 year old unsigned singer-songwriter from Wayne, NJ, with her bachelor’s and master’s degree in music (teaching/voice), who is now focusing on her own music.  Growing up singing mostly jazz and appearing on Broadway, Violet decided to pursue her passion by going to school to study music.  She then tried out for Juilliard in Manhattan schools, and fell in love with opera, which she studied for the next four years.  Haze then toured with various artists all around the world as well as across the U.S., including Carnegie Hall.

Growing up as an only child, Violet’s mother, Sandy has been nurturing and supportive of her musical career.  Music has always comforted her; when she would cry as a toddler, music would quickly calm her. In school, she instantly learned the words to the nursery rhymes and would enjoy singing them. Her mother exposed her to a wide array of musical genres, which proved to broaden her background and provide her with an appreciation for all types of music.

During middle school and high school, (grades 6 and 9), Haze decided to try cycle classes including art, home economics, computers etc.., but quickly felt a void in her life without music. The following years, she elected to take chorus and felt fulfilled. Besides her mother, Haze was also influenced by musical superstar, Whitney Houston. At the time, Haze was listening to her song, “I Have Nothing” and learning how to power-belt for Broadway and was completely in awe of Houston’s talent. She continued to study Houston’s works and even wrote about her being her hero for a school assignment.

With a passion for children and sharing her talents with others, Haze’s mother once again advised her to keep her musical passion, but have a backup plan.  It made perfect sense to earn a degree in music education, since she loves doing both.

Working on her record, “Ain’t Going Nowhere” with King Bobands from Queens, who is recently co-signed with 50 cent was an unforgettable experience. They actually recorded another record “Together Forever”, the same night since things went so well! “ Haze explained how her songs are inspired from the events that are occurring in her life at the time. She is a team player, who enjoys collaborating and learning from other artists.   

As a part of the non-profit organization, Sounds of Tomorrow, partners with express Newark and about to partner with Rutgers University, which is a hub for all young artists to make their dreams come alive; from singing, choreographing, film editing etc… Education and assistance will be provided to instill the positive influences and values to support whatever original artistic piece they may be working on. Haze is passionate about encouraging unique works and helping young artists achieve their dreams.

SQR Podcast enjoyed listening to exclusive acapella clips as we travelled back in time with Violet Haze through her musical journey.  Be sure to follow  Violetxhazemusic for amazing new works.

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