Ajaye Jardine, 2019 BC Country Music Female Artist of the Year, is a new breed of country music artist who is rapidly building a solid reputation as an outstanding vocalist, songwriter and entertainer both in Canada and the United States. She has developed an engaging Country roots/pop sound influenced by Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, and Emmylou Harris, but uses her unique and personal creative vision to remain authentically original.
Ajaye has performed alongside Steve Earle (Sixthman’s Cayamo), on Nashville TV show Today In Nashville, and has over 100,000 streams on her good vibe single Fill it up Again off of her award nominated record Midnight & Bourbon.
She received a Record of Year nomination for the Tennessee Songwriter Association International (2019), and also performed at their 2019 Award Show. She’s received multiple BC Country Music Award nominations over the years (Interactive Artist, SOCAN Songwriter, Roots/Canadiana, Female Artist), and performed at the 2017 and 2018 BC Country Music Award Show.
She’s collaborated with Aaron Grain of the award winning Canadian country trio The Washboard Union (2017). Ajaye was also a finalist for Canadian publishing company Anthem Entertainment (previously Ole Publishing) in 2016.
Ajaye has performed at SunFest, the Calgary Stampede, Canadian Music Week (Toronto), The Roxy, and The Railway Club. She’s also performed at Iconic venues The Listening Room and The Bluebird Cafe. Currently, she hosts and performs at her weekly writer’s night The NashUp615 (Alley Taps), and at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Nashville TN.