Canadian Jazz vocalist, composer, band-leader, educator and visual artist, Kalya Ramu, is making a name for herself in Toronto’s Trad Jazz scene. Ramu has a passion for storytelling and reinventing old Jazz music. She began singing Jazz at the age of 12, frequenting jams and performing with community big bands. At 22 she graduated from the Humber College Bachelor of Music Degree Program and continued building her career as a performer. In 2019 Ramu released her debut full-length album, Living in a Dream (2019), from which the title track (an original song) was featured on the soundtrack of CBC show Frankie Drake Mysteries. Ramu’s latest work, Duo(2021), is a five-track album of all original material performed, intimately, by piano and voice. The album was cowritten with and features pianist Ewen Farncombe. Most recently, Kalya has recorded a new album and hopes to release it in Fall/Winter of 2023. As a visual artist, Ramu focuses on watercolour portraiture. She is currently working as an illustrator forsmART Magazine (by Lighthouse Immersive) and was recently published in their third print issue! She has designed album artwork for herself and Canadian musicians Marshal Herridge, Chris Platt, Claire Coupland, Shealagh Rose, andTrevor Peverley.
Kalya Ramu's very first single, ALGO CONTIGO (written by Chico Novarro and featuring André Valério), is officially available for Spotify Pre-Save! Out July 14th, 2023! PRE-SAVE IT NOW
Music Video Release for Kalya Ramu's original song Laugh It Off, co-written by and featuring Ewen Farncombe.WATCH NOW!
Video Game Release! In collaboration with Nathan Ford and Michael Wyckoff, an unexpected rendition of Bing Crosby classic "Don't Fence Me In" is featured in the closing scene/credits for new Stress Level Zero VR game, Bonelab! OUT NOW!