Aya Ishisa    Musician
Long Island City , NY
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  • Aya Ishida is a New York-based vocalist and composer specializing in Jazz.Originally from Japan, Aya moved to NYC in 2013 to pursue a B.F.A in Jazz Vocal Performance. She developed her sound and style by studying with Steve Wilson and Carolyn Leonhart.In 2017, Aya graduated from The City College of New York under the Kaye Scholarship with Degree Honors Magna Cum Laude.Her 2018 debut album, Day by Day, was produced by the Grammy award-winning saxophonist Wayne Escoffery. Day by Day is a culmination of Aya's experience as an artist and reflects the pursuit of her dreams in NYC. Alongside her original compositions, it also includes her favorite jazz standards with her own arrangements. Soon after her album was released, Aya returned toTokyo to continue composing and performing Jazz for audiences throughout Asia.In 2019, Aya completed tours in Japan, Taiwan, and Paris. She moved back to NYC in October and now performs regularly with a diverse group of musicians.
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    Pop Jazz Singer Songwriter
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Biography
Aya Ishida is a New York-based vocalist and composer specializing in Jazz.Originally from Japan, Aya moved to NYC in 2013 to pursue a B.F.A in Jazz Vocal Performance. She developed her sound and style by studying with Steve Wilson and Carolyn Leonhart.In 2017, Aya graduated from The City College of New York under the Kaye Scholarship with Degree Honors Magna Cum Laude.Her 2018 debut album, Day by Day, was produced by the Grammy award-winning saxophonist Wayne Escoffery. Day by Day is a culmination of Aya's experience as an artist and reflects the pursuit of her dreams in NYC. Alongside her original compositions, it also includes her favorite jazz standards with her own arrangements. Soon after her album was released, Aya returned toTokyo to continue composing and performing Jazz for audiences throughout Asia.In 2019, Aya completed tours in Japan, Taiwan, and Paris. She moved back to NYC in October and now performs regularly with a diverse group of musicians.
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