Maia Kuze

Maia Kuze

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandJazzPop

Soulful smooth jazz-pop & R&B singer Maia Kuze performs in English, French and Latvian, her impassioned voice is reminiscent of old-school sophisticated jazz. From small jazzz rooms to large stadium concerts, Maia delights audiences with her clear, passionate tones.

Biography



Soulful smooth jazz-pop and R&B singer Maia Kuze is not easily defined. With the skillful ability to perform in English, French and Latvian, she has been on stages across Canada, the USA and Europe. 

Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Diana Krall and Michael Buble, Maia’s impassioned voice is reminiscent of old-school sophisticated jazz and R&B. Her diversified sound has captured the attention of international audiences at numerous jazz clubs and venues in Toronto and the GTA, Latvian Song Festivals in Canada and the US, and for the past 4 years the annual Schlagermusic competition finale concert nationally broadcast on LTV in Latvia to a live audience of 10,000, broadcast to over 1 million. Her songs have been selected as some of the top 12 songs of the year. 

For over 20 years, Maia has performed in concerts and cultural events in Toronto, the US and Europe. With continued and building success in Latvia, Maia also intends to build on her musical success here in Canada, living in the artsy Annex of Toronto. She has independently recorded and released six CDs: Dreamlight (1999), Love’s Night (2000), Under the Skin (2002), The City (2005), Reflections (2011). Maia recorded her latest CD in 2015 - a new album of classic jazz standards with a rockabilly flavour, with the popular Latvian group ‘Keksi’, released both in Canada and Latvia. 

From small jazz rooms to large stadium concerts, Maia Kuze delights audiences with her clear, passionate tones. A talented performer, her love for the stage and adoration for music is apparent and draws audiences into every fiery piece. 

Set List

Ain’t Misbehavin’
All of Me
Am I Blue
Angel Eyes
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Body and Soul
Can’t Help Loving That Man
Cry Me a River
Don’t Get Around Much Any More
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fire
God Bless the Child
Good Morning Heartache
Heartaches
I Don’t Know Enough About You
I Get a Kick out of You
I Won’t Dance
It Had Better Be Tonight
La vie en rose
Let’s do it
Misty
Moondance
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
Send In the Clowns
Songbird
Sophisticated Lady
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Take Me Home
That’ll Be The Day
This Masquerade
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
What The World Needs Now
When Sunny Gets Blue

Ave Maria
The Lord’s Prayer
O mio babbino caro