Seattle-based Chava Mirel is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who combines rich, luxurious vocals with deep pocket rhythms to bring a new sound to Jewish music. With themes of gratitude, self-acceptance, balance and responsibility for each other, Chava’s songs bring comfort and uplift the spirit.
From a very young age Chava has been connecting with multiple generations through performance. She has toured and recorded with Ari Up (The Slits), Reggie Watts, Frankie Paul, and Ashanti Roy (The Congos). She has opened for and collaborated with legendary artists Cachao, Arturo Sandoval, Israel Vibration and Fishbone. Chava now plays and tours with Clinton Fearon (the Gladiators)
and is the featured vocalist for global jazz fusion band Duende Libre.
An award-winning Jewish music composer, Mirel has provided outstanding artist-in-residence services at congregations from coast to coast. Her songs are featured on the URJ Dunst Social Justice Music Project album, in the Behrman House “Hebrew in Harmony” curriculum, and the “Gift of Music” collection curated by Jewish Rock Radio. She was recently selected as a fellow with Hadar’s Rising Song Institute led by Joey Weisenberg. She has recorded two full-length albums, "Journey", and "Make the Two Sides
Meet" as well as in a duo project, Josh and Chava, with musical partner Josh Niehaus.
In between performing, composing and leading prayers, Chava enjoys life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her sweet husband and son, both drummers.