Kalya Ramu

Kalya Ramu (1993) is a Classic Jazz vocalist and composer born and raised in Toronto, ON. Kalya began her performance career early, playing festivals and recording with a community big band at the age of 12. In 2010 she joined the Toronto All Star Big Band and toured with the group all over the GTA for 3 years. After high school Kalya was accepted into the Humber College Bachelor of Music Degree Program from which she graduated with honors in April 2015. That same year Kalya released her first solo EP, titled “Kalya Ramu sings BIG BAND”, featuring the Toronto All Star Big Band. Since 2015 Kalya has been leading, writing and performing with various groups including Kal’s Hot Four, Blues-Rock band Angora, and The Bettys, among others. She has shared the stage with several known jazz musicians such as Doc Severinsen, Barry Harris, Jackie Richardson, Ross MacIntyre, Ted Quinlan, Peter Hill, George Koller, John Sheard, and Chris Whiteley. Kalya has performed in venues all over Toronto including the Old Mill Inn, Hugh’s Room, Lula Lounge and The Rex Hotel, and has been on the bill of many GTA Jazz festivals including the PEC Jazz Festival, The Beaches Jazz Festival, The Brantford Jazz Festival, The Taste of Danforth, and even the Glenn Miller Festival (2012) in Clarinda, Iowa. In December of 2017 Kalya released a 4-track Holiday EP called “Christmas for Two”, a project that she co-produced, arranged, and recorded with pianist and vocalist Hannah Barstow

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Toronto

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Please get in touch for private beginner vocal and piano lessons.

Discography

Living in a Dream

Living in a Dream

Self Produced
2019

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Find in Me

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Kalya Ramu
Living in a Dream

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