Ashni is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her relationship with the stage began with classical North Indian dance, Kathak, and western classical piano. A first-generation Indian American, she grew up absorbing Hindustani classical music and Garba, Gujarati folk music and dance. From these roots, she incorporates her love for pop, jazz, and R&B, and envelops listeners in a reflective, cathartic dimension. Her work meditates on the relationships we build with the self, others, and community.
Ashni has performed at Joe's Pub, National Sawdust, Music Hall of Williamsburg, WNYC's The Greene Space, Rough Trade, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more. She is a member of Treya Lam's trio and the Resistance Revival Chorus. 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. Forthcoming work includes a song on “How To Cure A Ghost: The Album,” songs made from Fariha Roisin’s poetry, led by Ganavya Doraiswamy; and an EP “Who I Dream Of’ release in March 2022, with which she will make her headlining debut at Joe’s Pub.