Sensational new artist, Kayla Waters is an elite pianist, composer, producer and music director. After landing a record deal with Trippin N’ Rhythm Records (SONY), Kayla gracefully returns with her second consecutive Billboard No. 1 single Zephyr from her sophomore album Coevolve that released in October. Last year, Kayla's debut single I Am from her first record Apogee soared upward and hit #1 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Chart just 10 weeks after its debut. After a very successful breakout year, both Kayla's debut single and album charted on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Songs and Albums of the Year.
Kayla has eloquently found herself welcoming and utilizing a plethora of opportunities to play and work with musical legends, music directors and major recording artists worldwide. This distinctive list includes musical giants such as Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Avery*Sunshine, Maysa Leak, Kim Burse and Ray Chew to name a few. This past year, Kayla exploded on the music scene, gracing renowned stages across the country including the Derby City Jazz Festival, Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Baltimore County African American Jazz Festival and the Catalina Island Jazz Festival. Kayla’s gifts also garnered her national recognition on the BET television network’s highly acclaimed “Black Girls Rock” awards show. Kayla expertly played keyboards for the legendary Gladys Knight, Marsha Ambrosius, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Imani Uzuri. She was also a featured performing artist at the first annual Fender Rhodes Fest in Los Angeles, California along with a host of stellar music contemporaries.