Aviva Jaye is a musician, performing artist and composer who loves connecting with people at the intersection of heart, brain and art. A music graduate hailing from Chicago, currently residing in Brooklyn, she is dedicated to empathy and diversity through art. From the studio to the stage, Aviva takes a homespun approach to her own compassionate music, using minimal acoustic instruments and equipment to share raw material that still shimmers with a certain finesse. Her songwriting is a clear contribution to the refined sound that results, with simple yet haunting motifs and transparent lyrics. Fans of a trained professional who draws from the simplicity of Simon & Garfunkel, the depth of Feist, the clarity of Regina Spektor and the comfort of an old American musical theatre number will be pleased.
Aviva has enjoyed performing as a cast member and ensemble member in a variety of projects, including tap dancing in musicals, playing clarinet for jazz-folk bands, playing harp for events and singing all over. Her work as a stand-out backing vocalist has led her to perform with recording artists Emily King, Matthew Santos, Daphne Willis, and more. Current group projects include singing and playing keys with EchoBloom, a folk project, and with The Booboo Danger, an old-timey outfit in Brooklyn, songwriting for producers across the web and preparing for an independent release of her original work summer of 2013, featuring a cadre of talented friends.