Jaya has been singing her heart out since before she had front teeth and that’s no exaggeration. Enchanted by female powerhouses from Ella Fitzgerald to Winona Judd, her musical influences cross quite a spectrum. Picking up a guitar in high school, songwriting was instinctual-the most natural outlet imaginable. She writes about growing up on the west coast, time spent on the ocean, in the forest, her travels and the careful navigation of the heart.
She studied Jazz vocals at the Victoria Music Conservatory, and has been performing steadily ever since. You can see her on stage in a variety of groups including a 7-piece Patsy Cline tribute Band and a gypsy jazz quintet, but more commonly these days in one of her original music projects. Over the last few years Jaya has fronted and co-managed an Indie-Rock band, Wise Child, in which she plays keys and sings. She is currently preparing to record an EP of her own songs, under her own name. She is an artist and a storyteller, you are invited to be a part of her journey.