performing artist. composer. arranger. producer.
Jireh Calo is a singer & keyboardist, composer, arranger, and producer born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and currently based in Boston. Mostly self-taught in music growing up, she started singing on stage at the age of 2 and playing the piano at 6. She made her debut into the Manila music scene at age 17 at the Boy Katindig Jazz Competition. From there, she began performing with other local indie bands and became active as a solo artist before finally forming her own jazz fusion band The Jireh Calo Project at age 18. That same year, Jireh represented the Philippines at the 2014 World Youth Jazz Festival in Malaysia and within the same month, released her self-titled debut EP ‘Jireh‘ produced by Paolo Garcia.
In Spring 2015, she left the Philippines to pursue her bachelor’s in Contemporary Writing & Production at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She completed her degree in 2017, graduating Summa Cum Laude. During her last year, she produced and released her second EP ‘Solid Ground’.
Aside from performing and making music, Jireh is also passionate about using the arts to educate, nurture, and uplift people within and beyond her community. Jireh remains active today as an artist-educator, working closely with the youth, teaching music, and being deeply involved with her community.
All songs written, performed & produced by Jireh Calo. Available on Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, high definition 24-bit master and more.
What a beautiful and inspiring event! It’s been 4 years since I first got connected with PEER Servants and I’ve performed at their annual concert every year since I first came to the US. Continually inspired by them and the lives they’ve helped transform around the globe, both those who serve with them and …
Performances by the Latin/Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Rebecca Cline at the Berklee College of Music (Fall 2017) Jireh Calo – vocals, congas, Gaby Cotter – vocals & shaker, Nicolás Ejchenbaun – drums, Joe Everett – bass, Santiago Galeano – piano, Tristan Stewart – electric guitar, Yuzhe Xie – alto sax, Joshua Britt – trumpet
It’s been quite a journey of growth, pursuing this path of music and passion. Paving my own path has been an incredible walk of faith that has pushed me to grow both as a person and as an artist. Through it all, there is a story to be shared, a lesson to be learned, a …
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