ashling "biscuit" cole



Ad-libbing: Saturday, 9:30 AM—10:45 AM
Ad-libbing: Saturday, 11:00 AM—12:15 PM

Panel Discussion
Saturday, 1:00-2:30 (during lunch)

Ashling Cole, also known as “BISCUIT”, is one of the most dynamic vocalists to ever come out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her soaring voice and unparalleled professionalism make her a first call talent in the arena of R&B, jazz, funk and gospel. For the last 6 years, she has been touring internationally with legendary bassist Larry Graham, which has landed her center stage with such greats as Carlos Santana, Sheila E, Bootsy Collins, Marcus Miller and Prince.

In 2015, after a lifetime in the background, Ashling finally released a much anticipated EP of five songs she wrote, arranged and co-produced with guitarist, Cam Perridge. You will feel an island breeze with "Let’s Pretend", your heart will shatter with "What Do You Do" and you’ll fall in love all over again with the title track "Where Love Began". This EP is just a taste of what’s to come when the complete album is released in 2016.

Ashling Cole is also a permanent fixture on the annual Dave Koz Cruise, wowing audiences in performances with Chris Botti, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo, Jonathan Butler and Kirk Whalum, just to name a few. She was named MVP on this past DK Cruise, by Mr. Koz himself, for her impeccable talents, infectious attitude, and stellar stage presence.