Inaia

Inaia

BandJazzLatin

Fresh, seductive jazz and world fusion with a chill, sexy vibe. Originals and standards. We perform in various combinations of instrumentation ranging from acoustic duo to full band. We sometimes include a DJ to the mix giving our performance a unique, loungey, acid-jazz feel.

Biography

Inaia is a passionate, multi-lingual and versatile performer. Her shining presence speaks of beauty and coming into her power as she courageously shares her voice and her soul with the world.

A native of Puerto Rico, her early travels to Europe and mainland USA with her family sharpened her sense for music, language and culture. Shaped by her years of international travel, she became fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and learned to speak some Portuguese, French and Japanese, as well. She most certainly does not fit into the mold of your typical Latina. Unlike most Latins, she lives a vegan lifestyle, practices Capoeira and Bikram Yoga. Additionally, she is very passionate about her spirituality and relies on holistic practices to keep her well and centered. All of these unconventional influences shine through in her radiant personality. This is especially evident in her music.

Inaia began singing in the children's choir of her church when she was only 8 years old. Upon graduating high school in P.R., Inaia's desire to chase her dream, lead her to Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. where she studied music, dance, and theater. After 2 years of honing her craft she was offered her first professional opportunity as a singer on the ship 'Scandinavian Song'. This prepared her for later gigs in musical revue style shows for the Condado Beach and Conquistador hotels back in Puerto Rico as well as the Fountainbleau Hilton in Miami. Eventually, Inaia landed a role in the Bellas Artes production of the musical "Cabaret", working along side the Grammy nominated composer Jose Negroni. In this production she traveled to the Dominican Republic where she performed at the world renowned "National Theater."

Inaia is a true "triple threat" performer-singer, dancer and actor. Throughout her career, she has been featured in numerous television commercials, magazine print ads, as a featured dancer in Thalia's music video, "Regresa A Mi", and in the telenovela "Al Son Del Amor," starring Luis Enrique. She was also featured several times as "El Poder De La Semana" on the show "No Te Duermas" for Telemundo. Recently, she was a featured "New Artist" at the 2006 Latin Billboard Awards.

As a singer she has traveled the world over sharing her unique style with the masses. She has performed throughout the United States including many South Beach, FL venues as well as New York, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. Internationally, her career has brought her to perform in many exotic countries including the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Korea, Italy and Morocco. Currently, Inaia shares her time performing in South Florida, U.S.A., Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan.

While on tour in Japan last winter, she spent most of her time at her iBook composing lyrics and music, which eventually resulted in her newly released CD, "Duality." "Duality" was masterfully produced by Orly Penate. Penate, a veteran of the music industry himself, has worked with such greats as Natalie Cole, James Ingram, Harold Melvin and Blue Note's Bertie Higgins. He has recently shared the stage with such extraordinary artists as Kirk Waylem, Russ Freidman, and the incomparable B.B. King. The collaboration of Inaia and Penate is what makes "Duality" a unique concoction of fresh, seductive Jazz and World Jazz with a chill, sexy vibe. It also includes 5 original tracks that complete this eclectic blend of musical styles. "Duality" is full of gems, both old and new", writes Wrinksis, a reviewer for MusicFreedom.com. "The album's biggest highlight may very well be the reflective song True in which Inaia finds herself revealing a soul that's always been stronger and urges the listener to seek his or her own freedom." Her sound is hip, sexy, modern and fresh. Inaia's emotion-filled vocals will surely uplift and bring a smile to your soul.

Discography

Duality

*To listen to clips from all the songs on 'Duality' please visit www.inaia.com

Set List

Typically we perform a varied, multi-lingual and fresh concoction of jazz and world jazz standards, originals and rare favorites colored by our eclectic tastes for music and life.

We perform in various combinations of instrumentation ranging from acoustic duo to full band. We sometimes add a DJ to the mix giving our performance a unique, loungey, acid-jazz feel.

*To listen to clips from all the songs on 'Duality' please visit www.musicfreedom.com/inaia.