Desarae Dee is an Award Winning Canadian Instrumental Fusion Artist,Composer and Producer who has made significant waves in the Canadian music industry since 2014. Known as “Toronto’s Queen of Vibes,” her passionate and meaningful sound combines a unique mixture of faith, soul, vulnerability and divine balance. Desarae is an established premier talent whose unique and unconventional playing style is both genre-bending and boundary-pushing. Desarae’s goal is to create music that resonates deeply with listeners and inspires them on their journey of self-discovery. Alongside being a solo artist, Desarae is a Micro-Influencer who provides diverse, educational and creative music content. She has built a strong and loyal digital community and has been able to garnish over 60 thousand followers and over 2 million real human video views combined between Instagram andTikTok.
Desarae has backed a number of Canadian artists including Melanie Durant, Kim Davis, Kimmortal, TRP.P, Domanique Grant, 2019 CBC Searchlight Winner Shopé, Juno Nominated artists Tafari Anthony, Zaki Ibrahim, and Aysanabee, former Canadian Idol contestant Gary Beals and backed Super Duty ToughWork on their Summer International tour in 2023. She has also backedGrammy Nominated and Billboard charting artist, Matt B and NAACP Image and Stellar Award Winner, Sean C. Johnson. She has also been a featured headlining artist at Canadian Music Week, So far Sounds Toronto, BurdockPiano Fest, Sundé Social, Canvas Art Bar, and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.She has also featured on the YesTV Television series, “Outside the Box withSheldon Neil,” and twice on the Nikki Clarke Show on Afroglobal TV.
Desarae is also a strong believer in giving back to the music community and can be found providing music mentorship with Soundcheck Youth, as well as lending her musical talents to the LIL SIS Organization. Desarae was the recipient of the 2022 SiriusXM Black Canadian Award powered by the SOCAN Foundation in January 2023 and became a Yamaha Music Canada Artist in the summer of 2023.
She has an extensive resume that includes an abundance of music releases, international touring, and national and international media coverage and radio plays. Desarae has released a total of 25 singles and 4 EP projects throughout her career, with some of her notable songs such as, “Holiday Soul,””Chilly Timing,” and “Meditation,” allowing her to become a recurring artist on NPR Music’s “Jazz Night in America”, in addition to being a cover feature on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Jazz in July 2022. Her recent EP, “SELF,” an instrumental EP on self-care, self-love and self-reflection from her perspective as a woman instrumentalist, has garnished close to 100,000 streams worldwide on Spotify.
Being an under-represented artist in Toronto, Desarae has been able to garnish much success by creating her own niche and lane in the Canadian music industry. Desarae is a rising star in the Jazz Fusion genre and a performer to keep an eye out for in the upcoming years. Desarae continues to blaze a trail of authenticity and genre exploration while continuing to break barriers in the industry and forge a path for current and future Black Women Musicians in Canada.