/Jazz·elle/ - /Doh·tell
Jahzel Dotel, singer and songwriter signed with ASCAP. She adds edge and modern twists to her jazz influence and sets a whole new experience for you when you listen to her live. A ukulele lover, Jahzel Dotel, is currently recording her second self-titled album and working closely with Marthin Chan of Afonico Sony / ATV Publishing. Her unique vocals is a mix between Norah Jones, India.Arie and Sade. Marthin and her are creating indie/underground sounds with electro beats and her ukulele. She released her first album in April of 2016, called LEFTOVERS. On the side, she performs jazz and writes with other collaborating singers and songwriters.
Jahzel Dotel has left her mark at many different venues including, Birdland in New York City, The Filmore Theater in Miami, El Tucan, Ball & Chain, venues in Bogota, Colombia, Bahamas, and more.
Will Smith was spotted dining and giving an impromptu performance Thursday at the newly opened El Tucán Miami. Smith was joined by his biz partner, producer James Lassiter, and friend Violet Camacho. El Tucán’s emcee, Travis Benton, gave a not-so-subtle nod to Smith by saying he felt like a “Fresh Prince,” which made the actor smile.
Shortly after, the supper club’s jazz performer Jahzel Dotel got on stage quoting Smith’s homage to the Magic City, saying “Bienvenidos a Miami.” Smith smiled again, but it was only when Dotel mentioned she was thirsty that Smith stood up and brought a glass of water to the stage, revealing his identity to the packed crowd. Smith, we’re told, seemed fascinated by Dotel, who joined the Concussion actor’s table shortly after her performance.
- Miami Herald, Will Smith gets down to a Latin beat, October, 2015 by Lesley Abravanel
"A local empowering soul, Jahzel Dotel is half yoga guru, half self-expressing artiste (pronounced like a true global citizen, by the way). The local talent has Jazz pumping through her veins with every note she effortlessly masters, the genre itself is in her name. Not only is she a vision to behold, but her stage presence takes on a life of its own the moment she opens her mouth to encapsulate the vocals of royal songstresses like Norah Jones and India Arie, to name a few."
- Prism Music Group, 2016
"If you’ve seen her perform at spots such as Ball & Chain and the Eden Roc Hotel, then you know there’s nothing this sultry jazz singer and Miami-bred yogi can’t do. Jahzel (pronounced Jazz-el) released her first album, Leftovers, in 2016, and her belting is a sexy blend of Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones, India.Arie, and Sade."
- Thrillist, Jennifer Agress, 2017, "Hottest Up-and-Coming Local Artists".