RAJA Hayat

RAJA Hayat

 San Francisco, California, USA

I am a emerging jazz vocalist who has developed a voice that is sultry and intimate. My performance has Jazz Standards, Latin, Blues and R\B. With each song I want people to enjoy and know how much I enjoyed performing.


Originally from Buffalo, New York , RAJA grew up listening to jazz with her dad, who was an avid jazz lover. Under the tutelage of Dr. Helen Dilworth and Judy Hubbell of City College of San Francisco, jim Larkin and the the mentorship of San Francisco Blues Hall of Fame Herbert Mims Jr., RAJA has developed a unique style all her own and has become noted for hugging notes and rounding out phrases with dynamic ease. Her style has been described as “sultry and intimate”.
RAJA performed with such artist as The Herbert Mims Jr. Quartet, Mr. Bill Bell (The Jazz Professor), Nassar Aberday Quartet, The San Francisco All Stars and the group Bow,Hammer and Skin.
Some influences are Carmen McCrae, Ella Fitzgerald,Mary Stallings, Billy Holiday,Dianne Reeves, Nina Simone,NNenna Freelon,Dinah Washington


CD work in progress

Set List

I perform Jazz standards, Blues, and some R\B.

Show performance varies with venue

Songs from Playlist
At Last,
Chega de Saudade,
I'm Begining to see the Light,
Autumn Leaves,
Everyday I Have the Blues