The Courtyard Series Presents: Jazz & Beyond • Maja Rios
The Courtyard Series gives performers an opportunity to safely show off their talents in Colvin House’s stunning courtyard
Maja Rios is an accomplished vocalist who sings all styles of jazz including standards, Brazilian jazz in English and Portugeuse, modern jazz, smooth jazz, soul jazz and much more. This range of styles encompasses all eras of jazz. She currently performs with a jazz duo featuring her vocals, piano and digital drums. Their sound is so expansive they’re know as a duo that sounds like a quartet. In addition to her work with her duo, she performs in a trio, as well. She is also a jazz lyricist that has written for top musicians. During her career she has recorded 4 CDs of original and standard material.
Maja Rios, in her career, has either performed or recorded with a series of renowned jazz artists. Some of the more noteworthy artists include: Melvin Sparks, Calvin Newborn, Carl Grubbs, Bobby Broom, Grover Pruitt, and BeBop Samuel Thomas. She has also contributed lyrics to compositions for a number of jazz artists. Some of these artists include: Carl Grubbs, Melvin Sparks, Gigi Gryce, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson as well as many others. She was chosen by Joe Henderson to write lyrics for his compositions, which were well received and lauded!