Judette Elliston is a vocalist, composer, and teaching artist who uses music not only as a form of creative expression but a tool to foster community and connection. An active bandleader and side-woman, she has performed at venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, The Victoria Jazz Festival, Williamsburg Music Center, and Dodge 112. In addition to performing her compositions with her quartet, Judette leads a Haitian folk music project that blends traditional Haitian songs with contemporary jazz. Whether she’s teaching a room of twenty or a one on one lesson, Judette strives to create spaces of generosity and mentorship in her teaching practice. Judette holds a BFA with honors from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.