recording artist/vocalist/ writer
Maria Z is known for her powerful, yet dreamy vocals, delivering a fusion of soulful pop and R&B. She is a trail-blazer who helped pave the path for unsigned artists to creatively utilize their social media to share their music since joining Youtube in it's early days.
Independently, Maria has achieved international press and radio play, as well as features on national TV networks such as CNN, ABC and FOX. Most notably, her version of "Unthinkable" was danced to on one of America's favorite television series, "So You Think You Can Dance.” Her music has been shared and acclaimed by sources such as Billboard, Vibe, Ryan Seacrest and Vogue.
With a deep love for poetry, melody and the written word Maria began composing music from the early age of 5 and now crafts songs for herself as well as other artists in almost every genre. She was recognized by Guitar Center as one of the Top 10 Singer-Songwriters in the Country and is a 2020 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award winner.
Her vocals dip effortlessly between sultry and mighty, edgy and timeless. This versatility has allowed her to perform everywhere from big festival stages (Electronic Daisy Carnival, 2018) to singing alongside musical legends including Babyface, Ne-Yo, Fantasia and Earth, Wind & Fire. She most recently was hand selected to sing with the original orchestra from the iconic Titanic soundtrack for their anniversary film-to-live showing. Under the lights, she pours her spirit into every note and is recognized for her passion, energy, whimsical embellishments and vocal range.
Maria possesses a true musician’s natural prowess making her a formidable force in today’s music climate.