She’s just 15 years old, but Vancouver jazz vocalist Maya Rae already knows exactly who she is as an artist. Maya’s captivating studio recordings and music videos have acquired national attention on CBC Radio, Roundhouse Radio and other social media outlets around the world.
Her debut album, Sapphire Birds, showcases her beguiling, understated vocal style and her unique repertoire, which ranges from originals inspired by life at school and home, to fresh covers of jazz standards and unique renditions of favourite pop songs by artists such as Meghan Trainor and Christina Aguilera.
Sapphire Birds is about embracing life and feeling comfortable in your own skin, something Maya has clearly mastered at an age when most teens are far more concerned about fitting in than being themselves.
Maya is also a student of the double bass and piano. She is an experienced live performer, busker, and musician with a passion for music and performing. Recording this album at Monarch Studios in Vancouver was special for her in that it was her first time recording a live studio session. With her captivating voice, phenomenal versatility, and fearless embrace of diverse musical tastes, Maya is poised to go a very long way.
Creative BC is proud to support Maya Rae as part of the BC Music Fund’s Sound Recording Program.