Kaya Nicole

category: Jazz, Music, Music-Pop, Voice,

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Artist Statement

Kaya Nicole is an indie soul artist from New Rochelle, New York.  She performs in her self-titled acoustic band: KAYA NICOLE, a Bossa Nova band called A LITTLE CACHACA, and a funk/soul/hip hop band called UPTOWN LOVHERS.  She has performed at some of the legendary music venues of New York City including Carnegie Hall in a high school gospel choir, The Shrine, Silvana, Minton's, The Harlem Tavern, The Folly and many more throughout her professional career.

She is excited to release her first independent EP: “Morning,“ this Summer 2015.  She describes this album as: 

”…a mix of soul and contemporary folk, interspersed with poetry I’ve written since I was a child.  It’s like my older, more mature self expressing the feelings I kept bottled up as a child.  It’s a contrast of who I was with who I yearn to become…“

Kaya’s music has been compared to Lauryn Hill mixed with Esperanza Spalding, Jack Johnson mixed with Amel Larrieux, Ben Harper mixed with India Arie.  She plays acoustic guitar with folk latin flavor, and her smooth, sultry vocals are often compared to Sade.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in Political Theory.  High School Diploma from New Rochelle High School.