A soulful voice, from a jazz tradition, with a heart of rock and roll, makes for a styling as complex as the city she calls home. Arsene spent much her life on the road, starting on Milwaukee’s rich underground hip-hop and poetry scene with Poetree Chicago, Growing Nation, Black Elephant, & Sheree Amore, while finishing a BFA in Theatre Arts, at Marquette University. Her acting career took her to Los Angeles, where she would put the Ascona Jazz and Heritage Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the REDCAT Theatre at the Walt Disney Concert Hall under her belt before finishing her Master’s Degree in Acting from California Institute of the Arts.
You can catch her doing her solo acoustic shows, the A2D2 Experience, the vocal duo powerhouse created by her and Antoine Diel, of the Misfit Power.
And her best project to date, The Bayou Saints co-created with songwriter/guitarist Matt Clark, combining elements of rock, jazz, country, and original material to bring you the "new" New Orleans sound!