Jaime Van Der Sluys
Jaime Van Der Sluys, originally from Snellville, Georgia, is an accomplished performer, educator, studio singer, arranger, and songwriter currently residing in Long Beach. She entertains audiences with her sincere approach, wide stylistic range, and natural presence. Jaime received the 2017 Graduate Jazz Soloist award from DownBeat magazine. During her career as a vocalist she has performed at Vibrato’s Jazz Grill, Petco Park in San Diego, The Queen Mary, the Dolby Theatre for the Pitch Perfect 3 Premier, Disneyland’s Club 1901, the Blue Whale Jazz Blub as well as many other exciting venues across the country. She can be seen performing regularly throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Jaime holds a Masters in jazz studies from California State University Long Beach as well as her Bachelors from the University of North Texas. While attending Cal State, Jaime studied under the renowned Christine Guter and was a member of the award winning vocal jazz ensemble, Pacific Standard Time. She has received numerous accolades, including the outstanding vocalist award at the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival, and recipient of the Ella Fitzgerald scholarship.