The music of vocal entertainer Ayana D embodies the perfect blend of R&B, jazz, blues and pop, expressed through a dynamic, powerhouse voice. Rooted in the Latin music of her upbringing, trained in traditional jazz, and influenced by the contemporary sounds of pop dance music, Ayana D describes her signature style as “Urban Latina Soul.”
Her highly anticipated debut album (yet to be titled) will include her hypnotizing R&B hit single, “Destiny”, the infectious club House track, “Forever”, and her inspiring power-ballad and most personal song written to date, “Free and Alive” featuring Miss D. on piano. While she is often compared to powerful singer-songwriters like Alicia Keys for similarities such as playing the piano, songwriting, having musical educational backgrounds (Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY), and having a “glamorous, yet down-to-earth vibe,” Ayana D. sets herself apart with her unique use of Latin influence in her instrumentation, vocal harmonies and improvisations. Some compare her scatting abilities to that of the late, great “First Lady of Song”, Ella Fitzgerald. Ayana D. can light up any stage for any type of audience, as she has at world-renowned Carnegie Hall three times so far, among other prominent venues. Whether it’s her vocal intensity, musical energy, or captivating stage presence you love most, you are guaranteed to be entertained and permanently charmed by this powerful songstress.