and different, she is a "triple threat": can play,
sing and write as good as any. Some consider her
better than most. Her songs are eclectic and catchy.
Paula is a charismatic performer with a world-class
Paula Maya takes the concept of eclecticism in
songwriting to a new level, mixing elements of
her diverse music background: jazz, world, electronica,
Latin, and classical, with rock. And her band adds
to the recipe with a bluesy, funky feel, making
a very original sound. The more you listen to her
songs, the more they pull you in. Her music can
be described as Eclectic Rock (PJ Harvey, Kate
Bush, Bjork, Santana).
Maya came to the United States from Rio de Janeiro
to pursue her recording career. In Brazil she attended
the Brazilian Federal University of Music, studying
classical piano, and played with several jazz and
dance orquestras, and pop and rock groups. In 1998,
after moving to Seattle, began working with renowned
drummer Ben Smith (Heart), who produced her EP
Resurrection 1st Half, released independently in
2000. She also became Maestro David Kyle’s
voice student, until he past.
Right away Resurrection 1st Half got the attention
of a new label in Seattle, Yellow House Records,
and Resurrection (the full length) was recorded
and released in 2003. The title track is featured
in the movie The Learning Curve, and is getting
Her band has been together since 1999, including
Ben Smith(Heart), guitarist Pat Hewitt(Doug Kershaw)
and bassist Dave Pascal(Diane Schurr). They were
nominated for the 2005 Seattle Weekly Music
Awards. Some festivals Paula Maya and her band
have performed at are: Bumbershoot -Seattle, Everett
Water Front Series, Texas Jazz Festival, Pig Out
In The Park-Spokane, Taste of Tacoma, Hempfest
-Seattle, WA University Street Fair, and many more.
Paula Maya has also hosted her own radio show in
Bellevue/Seattle since 1998.
She is a member of the USA/Canada Musician's Union;
NARA - The Recording Academy; BMI; Arts Northwest;
Northwest on Tour.
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