Mia Miata has taken the rich influence and textures of Jazz, R&B, Soul, and traditional Negro Spirituals, combined with extraordinary musician, and multi-talented producer, Kendall Leonard, together they have cultivated a new sound known as Jazzy Soul. Jazzy Soul can be described as a mixture of Neo Soul with strong jazz influence based on the mucical instrumentation.
Many say, Mia has created a unique and rich resonance that compares with the likes of Sade, Nina Simone, and Phyllis Hyman. The debut independent release, Urban Arias is a tapestry woven between 15 original tracks, and an interpretation of the Negro Spiritual Lord, How Come Me Here newly entitled Urban Aria. Mia wrote, produced / co-produced all 16 tracks on the album.
Mia's rich soprano ranges over 3 octaves. Her credibility stands from being classically trained at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Vocal Performance. In addition to, working with Dr. Nathan Carter and highly acclaimed vocal trainer Betty Ridgeway where she performed with the world class Morgan State University Choir. Additional performances at Morgan State University include, singing with the Philadelphia Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Bonn Orchestra in Bonn Germany .
Urban Aria's are the unsung songs of the people of the African Diaspora. Jazz is the classical musical genre of the America 's. It is the foundation from which all other genres originate