New York City
New York native Kayla Scott, is a vocalist. With roots based in jazz, pop and soul, her sound is unlike most with an incredible range, passion, and depth which she utilizes to showcase her versatility.
Born October 25th, 1987, Kayla began studying dance at the age of three. She spent 11 years learning the likes of ballet, tap, theater, modern, and jazz/lyrical. While mostly taking private instruction, she also got the chance to take classes at the prestigious American Ballet Academy and to perform at the Lincoln Center New York City Ballet at age eleven. Meanwhile, she also focused on her acting training and studied improvisation, comedy and classical theater. She took classes at the Lee Strassberg Theater Institute, and was a part of several regional and community theater productions. Although she loves being a triple threat and continued to dabble in all three aspects of entertaining, her first priority was always her music.
Over the years Kayla has studied voice with the likes of Samuel McKelton (Opera), Jacqueline Presti (Broadway/Studio), Gwendolyn Carter (Choral Studies), Norma Garbo (Club Date Training/Pop/Rock/Jazz), Amy London, Joan Stiles, Kate Baker (Jazz), Junior Mance (Blues), Carmen Lundy, Kate Kelly (Opera) and various others. She has been involved with such groups as the Queens Oratorio Society, The Treble Singers, NY Singers Forum, and various school choirs. She began her Undergraduate Studies at the New School Universitys' Jazz and Contemporary Music program in January 2006.
Kayla loves to just sit back and listen to music that influences her. Such incomparable greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, Nancy Wilson, and Stevie Wonder have given Kayla such inspiration. In her free time, you'll probably find Kayla out a karaoke bar singing her heart out.
"All I want is for my music to reach out to people. For me, the satisfaction is not fame. It is in knowing that I made someone smile. Music is, after all, what keeps me smiling..." - says Kayla. "...Maybe one day music will be just about music again. I hope that I can be a part of that."
She freelances with several New York/Tri-State area club date offices (Current Affair Music, Steven Scott Orchestras, Lou Manzelle High Society Orchestra, Park Swing, Boston Swing, etc) and also teaches voice privately.
Additionally, Kayla is a seasoned session vocalist. She has worked on various jingles & commercial spots, been used as a demo singer for submissions of original work to major record labels, worked on background vocals for several independent artists albums and has been the singer for the 'hooks' of hip hop/rap songs for many artists as well.
Recording a full length studio album is her next task. She has been working on some new music with some notable producers and there will definitely be more to come for this rising star.
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