New York native Kayla Scott, 23, is a vocalist emerging on the scene. 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 IS CURRENTLY A SINGER FOR THE POPULAR NYC WEDDING/CORPORATE BAND "CURRENT AFFAIR MUSIC", former band of American Idol finalist Pia Toscano. CURRENT AFFAIR IS ONE OF THE TOP PICKS FOR LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ACCORDING TO THEKNOT.COM RATINGS! Please visit: www.currentaffairmusic.com
Such incomparable greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, Nancy Wilson, and Stevie Wonder have given Kayla such inspiration.
"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." - August 2009
Top 40 Influences: Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Adele
Disco Influenes: Donna Summer
Rock Influences: Heart, No Doubt, Pat Benatar
Broadway Influences: Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel
Standard/Jazz Influencs: Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Rosemary Clooney, Billie Holiday
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 240 minutes
*Electro Voice Professional Microphone
*Shure SM58 Professional Microphone
*Music Stand Light
*I do not have a personal sound system. I do require a sound setup (PA system, etc)
*When performing with a wedding/corporate band, I require in a stage monitor in relatively close proximity.
Please email for complete song list.
My repertoire includes almost everything from standards to disco to rock to today's Top 40.
Songs can be learned upon request for special dances/occasions with notice and/or possible additional fee(s).
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