HI, I’M MIZA MAYI AND I’M A PROFESSIONAL SINGER SINCE 2004.
I was born in Kinshasa RDC, my father is Italian and my mother is congolese, so I grew up assimilating the culture and traditions of both nations. I’m based in Italy, here I took dance, acting, singing and piano lessons.
My first active approach towards singing was initially oriented towards jazz, swing, blues, soul, R&B then it continued towards funky, deep house, neo soul and vocal improvisation. I began writing the first songs thanks to the study of jazz piano with maestro Roberto Olzer.
With the saxophonist Jessica Cochis and the pianist Eros Cristiani in 2013 I founded the Pinkpolkadots trio. The musical combination allowed us the conception and birth of our first album
Pinkpolkadots in which we focused on original songs in a lounge, funky, new jazz and deep house key. Eros and Jessica devote themselves to arrangements and composition, I’m mainly dedicated to writing lyrics and melodiesAltermusic
STAGES OF A GROWING FLOWER
My first album – released on January 11th 2019 – is also the first as soloist and author. A multifaceted album, with nu soul, electro pop, electric jazz, lounge, funky influences. Stages Of A Growing Flower is presented as an autobiographical concept album. The pieces contained in the album represent different emotional attitudes and end with a positive view of life.
There are different kinds of music on the album, from romantic ballads to obscure and introspective electro pop songs, bursts of color and positive energies of the new swing up to the sounds of deep house and Euro-pop.
Music is my religion, it’s what I believe in: a universal language that connects people through sound vibrations. Music is union, sharing. Music is communication, color, mood. My goal is to convey these energies in a positive way, without judging, without accusing, simply transmitting what I feel.