Raised in a family of professional musicians, Whitney has been perfecting her performance skills from an early age. She joined her first band at nineteen, playing weddings and events throughout the Southeast. At twenty, she moved to Spain. From there, her passion for travel and world music took her to stages around the globe. She has crooned Celtic ballads in Madrid’s Fontana de Oro; sung jazz at a venue blocks from the Eiffel Tower; belted out the blues in resorts across the Caribbean; led salsa dances with a twelve-piece orchestra in Colorado; entranced audiences in a 16th-Century Mexican Cathedral; and perhaps her favorite performance was an off-the-cuff scat serenade to an audience of monks in Cambodia. She spent three years in Mexico studying and performing Latin folk music with teachers from all over the Latin world and was even sent on a state-sponsored tour. She studied flamenco singing in both Madrid and Barcelona. She has released two albums: one of traditional latin ballads and one of original world music compositions, both available on iTunes. She also co-wrote an album of Latin Jazz compositions, the title track of which, "Paradise" has received international radio play and won several Latin music awards.
Whitney tours annually with Quemando Salsa Orchestra, based out of Colorado. Her main local project is Queen Bee and the Honeylovers, a hot club swing group. She's a regular at LEAF, LAAFF, Downtown After 5, Fiesta Latina, 5 Walnut, New Belgium, and Isis Theater. Whitney has shared stages with La Sonora Dinamita, Ozomatli, and more.
When she's not on stage, you can catch Whitney teaching at the Asheville Music School and doing TV and Radio Voice Overs. She lives in an artist community with her husband, infant son, and a small flock of chickens.