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Maya Azucena

Maya Azucena, a magnetically inspirational woman, is known for making music that uplifts the soul. Among several awards for her music and humanitarian outreach, Azucena garnered a Grammy Certificate for contributing her 4-octave range and soul-stylings to a feature performance with Stephen Marley on Best Reggae Album of the Year, “Mind Control.”

Critically acclaimed, Brooklyn-native Maya is an avid independent touring artist and songwriter, performing globally. She collaborates extensively on stage and recordings with both national and international stars. Her collaborations have included diverse artists such as Marcus Miller, Brass Against, Jason Miles, DJ Spinna, DJ Logic, Fitz and the Tantrums, Vernon Reid, and Bob Sinclair. She has 3 full-length albums under her belt, plus several digital singles, and countless co-writes and recordings as the featured singer.

Recent concerts include a 17-country tour of Europe in February 2019; plus Java Jazz Fest (Indonesia), CapeTown Jazz Fest (South Africa), Port Au Prince International Jazz Fest (Haiti), Rio Das Ostras Blues & Jazz Fest (Brazil), Moscow International House of Music (Russia), Pula Arena (Croatia), Delhi International Arts Festival (India), Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles), Blue Note Hawaii, Blue Note New York, and Essence Fest in New Orleans alongside the likes of Beyonce, Jill Scott and Maxwell. Recently, Azucena has done summer concert residencies at Bodrum Marina Yacht Club in Turkey, as well as other luxury resorts including Lujo Hotel, Regnum Carya Golf Club, and Six Sense Kaplankaya.

Maya is well known for her humanitarian outlook and projects globally which include special focus on Women’s & Youth Empowerment and Domestic/Sexual Violence. Based on a personal commitment to help the world through her talent, most of Maya’s songs are anthems that lend a voice to self-worth, empowerment, overcoming obstacles, and stepping into our "fearless" selves.

"Maya Azucena Brings A Musical Revolution" - BuzzFeed

"Catchy. Deep. And Mighty." - IndependentArtistBuzz

“…storytelling lyrics and soulful, soaring vocals.” – Billboard Magazine

“powerfully compelling voice...just could be the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop...” – Village Voice

“The Best Pipes at SXSW” – Austin Chronicle

“...a remarkable new singer” – Recording Magazine

“...voice is so sensuous and sultry...with inspirational themes.” – Washington Post

“brings activism back to the Arts, ala Nina Simone” - EBONY

“powerful vocals and broad range command attention…”– Performing Songwriter Magazine