Ashni is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her relationship with the stage began with classical North Indian dance, Kathak. A first-generation Indian American, she grew up listening to her mother's Hindustani classical singing and her father's jazz records. Her work meditates on the relationships we build with the self, others, and communities within and despite the systems we are raised in. With soulful melodies, powerful lyrics and rhythmic current, she gracefully envelops listeners in a reflective, cathartic dimension.
She is currently teaching, creating, and performing as a solo artist, support for other acts, and a proud member of the Resistance Revival Chorus. Her performance credits include Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Greene Space, Rough Trade, National Sawdust and more. Her music has been featured on Spotify's Women of Jazz playlist, Bitch Media's Podcast: Growing Up Immigrant, and the acclaimed, Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls.