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About Kayla Waters

Pianist, singer, and composer Kayla Waters is an ebullient, classically trained, crossover jazz performer. Born into a musical family, Waters was introduced to music via her father, acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Kim Waters. From the age of six, she studied classical piano and eventually earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Howard University. As a performer, she made her debut playing on several of her father's albums before launching her own career. She has also shared the stage with a bevy of luminaries including Patrice Rushen, Maysa, Stevie Wonder, and others. Along with her performance career, Waters works as Director of Music and Worship at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. and holds the position of Music Director of the Howard University Early Learning Program. In 2017, she released her debut full-length album, Apogee, on Trippin N' Rhythm Records, featuring the single "I Am." Led by the single, "Zephyr," Waters returned in 2018 with her follow-up album, Coevolve. ~ Matt Collar

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