Amber Navran (Moonchild)
Moonchild have built a considerable following among both the neo-soul hungover crowd and traditional jazz lovers who don’t mind the genre’s evolution. For much of this, we have Amber Navran to thank; an arresting voice like hers knows no boundaries, with a vocal-defying soprano that is almost too cool for jazz and too controlled for soul. Her bandmates Andris Mattson and Max Bryk play an equal part, creating lush musical templates to adapt to any genre while still maintaining a jazz aesthetic. It’s no wonder
that Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, James Poyser, 9th Wonder, Giles Peterson, and more have been singing their praises.