Maya Azucena is proud to present her provocative breakthrough sound. Her LP, Unleash Me, is set for release later this year and is part of a collaboration with super-producer Sonix The Mad Scientist (Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent, DMC of Run-DMC, Maxi Priest, Mick Mars from Motley Crue, Mario Winans). Her eclectic brand of Progressive Soul mingles effortlessly with a nostalgic mix of Rock Fusion, creating a unique mélange that could be considered the future of fusion.
Ms. Azucena was awarded a Grammy Certificate for her feature with Stephen Marley on his record, Mind Control, which won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. MTV Made star, singer/ songwriter/ social activist, Maya's work has been recognized across the globe. Maya's performed on countless stages, including Essence Fest alongside Beyonce, Jill Scott, Maxwell and others. In 2015, Maya toured to Haiti, South Africa, India and Russia, as well as her U.S. shows. Recently, she performed at the world-renown TEDxWomen Conference in Washington DC, and participated greatly in One Billion Rising, an international campaign to end domestic violence. Maya's critically acclaimed song, "Dance Revolution" was commissioned by One Billion Rising founder, Eve Ensler, to inspire support throughout the campaign.
Maya is on the executive board for CONNECT NYC, an organization that provides counseling and other services to families and communities healing from domestic violence. As a result of her work, Maya was featured in The Washington Post, Billboard and many other publications. In 2013, she received the Innovator of Change Award that stated, "Thank you, Maya Azucena, for using your voice to make the world a better place."
On Tuesday March 15th, Favorite Song, debut single from Maya's forthcoming Unleash Me LP, is released: A set-it-free on the dance floor classic groove produced by Sonix The Mad Scientist, "Favorite Song" is Maya's funny but honest way to deal with a past betrayal and heartbreak. "I now struggle to listen to one of my favorite songs because it reminds me of an ex!"
Lyric: "You messed up my favorite song, now I can't even sing along/Because of all the dirt you done, I can't play Anthony Hamilton!"
“Maya brings a musical revolution” – Buzzfeed
“Catchy, deep and mighty” – IndependentArtistBuzz
Maya Azucena features with Classical Indian musicians in a fusion with Jazz and her original songs. The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India.
Maya is lead vocalist in "To Grover With Love," a super-group tribute to Jazz legend Grover Washington, Jr led by bandleader Jason Miles. Other acts on the bill include George Benson and Average White Band