photo by Gus Bennett

photo by Gus Bennett

Mykia Jovan is a vocalist and songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her unique voice has drawn natural comparisons to the great Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu, while her original compositions and live performances have established her as a singular voice in the modern progressive soul scene.

Her debut record is entitled Elliyahu and features 8 original compositions, all of which she has performed live for several years prior to heading into the studio. Released September 1, 2017, the album was named one of Offbeat Magazine's top 50 albums of 2017 while Mykia was also nominated for Best Emerging Artist by the magazine. The lead single, 16 Shots, was included on Spotify's official State of Jazz Playlist alongside artists Christian Scott, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Kamasi Washington, and has received over 100,000 streams on the platform.

Mykia will be making her debut at Essence Festival on July 6, 2018.

 

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All photos on this site were taken by Shantanu Starick as he has been travelling the world for his latest project, Pixel Trade.