candela, Irvine, CA, 92620
Renowned for her beautiful, melodious voice, Amber delights audiences with her song interpretations and jazz stylings. Mixed in with standards, she often performs her own compositions which tell a story of her life relationship experiences. Audiences around the world are moved by her emotional honesty. As expressed by a fan, “Wow! I’m impressed, Amber! Your songs moved me.”
New York born, jazz/pop vocalist, Amber Chiang, always knew she wanted to spend her life doing music and art. She received her musical training at the University of Massachusetts. Her jazz styling influences are a combination of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and Betty Carter as well as from Brazilian and pop artists. She has appeared around the world as a soloist singing jazz and pop, including at the Blue Note, NYC; and was the featured soloist at the 2000 Southern California Summer Special Olympics.
She received “Honorable Mention” for two of her original songs from the Billboard World Song Contest; and produced a CD of 13 original songs.
Inspired by her love of music, she has been teaching piano and voice for over 20 years.
Being of Chinese descent, her passion for art took the form of Chinese brush painting. There are quite a few artists in the family. She has always had an affinity towards the arts, music and painting, and started studying art at an early age. She especially loves the water color medium. All of her paintings are painted on either rice paper or silk in the traditional manner using Chinese brushes and watercolor and mounted and framed professionally.