SINGER-SONGWRITER | JAZZ ARTIST | PODCASTER
Click here to read the Austin Chronicle's review of Memoir!
The daughter of an Air Force pilot, Chloe's nomadic childhood allowed for very few constants, though every move allowed some level of piano instruction intermittently between the ages of 5-15 . The hobby gradually blossomed into an obsession by the time she reached her mid-teens.
Moving stateside again in 2011 opened up avenues of musical theater, marching band, and jazz ensemble for the first time that she enthusiastically applied herself to.
Fulfilling the role of pianist in her senior year of high school for Grafton High School's jazz ensemble (Yorktown, VA) under Darren Kirsch lead to a pivot in her academic plans, and she happily graduated with a B.M. in Jazz Studies ('17) for voice from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virgina.
After graduating, Chloe received international recognition as a composer-arranger and lyricist, being chosen as one of 24 young adults for the 2018 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency program, held at the Kennedy Center & conducted by pianist Jason Moran.
Chloe relocated to Austin in 2018, beginning her family and launching her musical career while actively performing up to 36 weeks pregnant.
On top of being active throughout CenTex in the live music scene, in the fall of 2020 Chloe stepped up as Mozart's Coffee Roasters musical curator, in addition to having been selected as its Resident Artist.
Under her direction, Mozart's 2021 music program expanded to introduce the Keep Live Music Alive Singer-Songwriter Showcase (Spring/Summer '21,) the Late at the Lake Tuesday Variety Show (April-November '21,) and the Jazz in the Grotto series (October-November '21) on top of its weekly Thursday-Sunday calendar.
Her role as host for Tuesday's Late at the Lake offered the unique joy of facilitating between 30 to 40 different performers each night, with countless original songs debuted for a large and encouraging crowd.
In the spring of 2022, she began production on a podcast series, "This Week Late at the Lake," featuring original works from performances on Tuesday nights at Mozart's open variety mic. The podcast falls under the Music Interviews category, and within two months of creation began charting at #119.
She and drummer Anthony Corsaro made up Duo Nuvole, which maintained a Mozart's residency almost weekly since September 2020 through the spring of 2022, delighting audiences with their goofy banter and delivering, "never the same way twice" spin on classic hits, American jazz standards, and Chloe's original compositions.
In November of 2020, she released her first studio EP, Memoir. The project was removed from streaming sites in the spring of 2022. The Austin Chronicle reviewed the project, hyperlinked at the top of this page. Select recordings off that EP can still be found on Bandcamp.com.
7 original songs and 2 instrumentals give a glance into her lyrical mind and showcase her dominance over melody.
The chatter around Memoir...
"This is a beautiful project. In a world completely distracted by flash, speed & shock value it's refreshingly comforting to hear music that's intended to innocently transport us to a peaceful and safe space. The purity of Chloe's voice delivers these heartfelt lyrics and their underlying message with courage and hope. This is good music."
- Mark Whitfield (guitar)
"So soulful. Her writing is brilliant. Anointed music indeed."
- Andre Hayward (trombone)
"Timeless lyrics, diverse music and arrangements, clear and relevant message, nostalgic."
- Laura Anglade (vocalist)
"The entire set is tangibly, viscerally intimate. Beautiful writing, stunning delivery."
- Ari Carvajal (guitar)
Chloe is married to Liam Houston. They are parents to one girl - and are happy to report they are waiting on the arrival of a little one in April 2023.