Mariangelica Ayala is a singer/actor who moved to NY in 2011.
" La Maleta Azul" marks her CD debut as a jazz vocalist and songwriter with six of her originals tunes, two songs from the American songbook and one tune from the Latin American repertoire. Her music has influences from both Brazilian music, Jazz and Venezuelan folklore. Her poetic lyrics in Spanish touch on love and social issues.
“The Blue Suitcase” which is the title of her CD in English is part of the hybrid and multifacetic artistic form that shapes Mariangelica’s creative path . She is now in the making of a video for one of her tunes : 5 por 8 de Amor
Although her initial path was marked by extensive professional work in the acting business both in film in her homeland Venezuela and theatre when she initially arrived in New York and won her several awards both in New York and in Venezuela, her keen interest in music has always developed alongside. She studied music (jazz) in Miami Community College and then transferred to Florida University. Later when she came to New York after doing her equivalences in Theatre in the City College of New York and validating her theatre degree she was admitted in the Jazz vocal program in City College in 2012.
She has studied privately with Lotty Ipinza, Julie Dollison, Charenne Wade , Janet Steele and John Benitez.
While living in Miami, Mariangelica sang with the Bandaña band singing in several nightclubs and cafes. In Venezuela, her country of birth, she had the honor of singing and recording with Gonzalo Mico as well a penning her first lyrics and while studying theatre in Europe she sang in an Afro Cuban group, grooving to the ancient chants in the Yoruba language as well as singing in choirs for several years.