Jazzy Ash, also known as Ashli Christoval, grew up with her mom from New Orleans and her dad from Trinidad. Music infused her home life every day, from jazz to Caribbean rhythms to the lively children’s music which was playing all the time in her mother’s home day care. After becoming mom to two sons, she earned a degree in early childhood development and embarked on her music education program, Leaping Lizards Music. Her first album Ready offers peppy songs exploring preschool concepts, and her second album Home was the first to explore her New Orleans musical heritage.
Ash and her band, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, have had the pleasure of performing at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space in New York, Getty Center in California, and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, among other prestigious venues. Her music has been featured by LA Times and NPR, and continues to top the Children's Music Charts. Their music draws on zydeco, jazz, blues and swing to create songs for the youngest listeners.