With a long history of performances, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kahlil Nash is a San Diego based recording artist. Influenced by musical greats James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Jimmy Hendrix, Kahlil Nash is a young entertainer who began pursuing his dream at the age of three. Performing in community theater and local artist showcases, Kahlil sang covers of Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars.
Born May 17, 2000 Kahlil Nash has over eighteen years of experience. Given his first guitar when he was in the fifth grade, Kahlil began teaching himself how to play music by watching Youtube videos. Kahlil majored in musical theater at San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and studied music fundamentals which he credits for contributing to his ability to write music. Kahlil released his first EP Elation for his sixteenth birthday and celebrated by hosting his sold out EP Release Party at Java Joe's San Diego; made famous by Jewels and Jason Mraz.
For the next several years Kahlil would indulge himself into his craft by writing, recording, and performing in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Kahlil produced a variety of re-mixes for D.J. Jam’s radio show on iHeartRadio’s Jam’n 95.7. Prior to graduating high school Kahlil had the privilege to sing in front of 15, 000 people as a background singer for Grammy Nominated artist Andra Day at the “Rise Up As One” Concert in San Ysidro, Ca. Kahlil Nash continued to perform and established himself in the local music scene before releasing a follow up EP.
Influenced by Clairo and Steve Lacy, Kahlil Nash produced his first Bedroom Pop EP titled Transcendence. The EP was scheduled to be released in the spring of 2020 but was put on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. After several months of contemplation and uncertainty, Transcendence was released in October of 2020. The EP won the 2021 San Diego Music Award for Best R&B, Funk, or Soul Album. Julia Dixon-Evans of San Diego’s KBPS called it " a great 5-song release." (May 13, 2021) A week later, Kahlil Nash graduated from the 1500 Sound Academy in Los Angeles, and recently performed at NAMM 2022 on the Yamaha Main Stage in Anaheim. Actor Flex Anderson was quoted comparing Kahlil to Prince, El Debarge, Bruno Mars, and Silk Sonic, calling him an old soul at the SDCA ``Inspire Unity Awards' ' in 2021.
In 2022, he released his third sequential EP Imagine. Kahlil Nash created a collection of ambient, upbeat, melodious grooves that identify with the human soul. Songs on the EP reflect true emotions felt while trying to obtain success and navigating through love interests. The EP Imagine will pull you into a pleasurable experience of familiar yet new R&B that will have you moving your body and singing the words.
With the momentum that ‘Imagine’ gave Kahlil, it put him on the radar to perform a run of shows and festivals opening for reputable acts. In 2023, he opened for Marc E Bassy and he performed at his very first festival Bayfest at Waterfront Park in San Diego alongside acts such as Koffee, Common Kings, and Damian Marley. This inspired his first reggae record entitled ‘Get 2 Know Yah’ which is symbolic of him entering a new realm of performing at festivals. Within the month following, he performed at San Diego Pride and City Fest to round out the summertime festival season.