Raised between Boston, Massachusetts, and Seoul, Korea, Kaya Doran is a music producer, composer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, whose music is as fervent and soulful as it is eclectic.
Kaya’s self-produced debut EP, “Mellow into Blue,” marks her first foray as a solo artist, and her music draws on a wide range of influences and genres, spanning from jazz to classical to electronic to traditional Korean Pansori. In true entrepreneurial spirit, she wrote, performed, produced and recorded “Mellow into Blue” almost entirely on her own. The album displays her diverse musical tastes and skills. With bold lyrics and lingering rhythms, the music takes listeners on a journey of discovery, reflection and redemption.
Kaya, a Boston resident, is an active contributor to the city’s rich and ever-growing local music community. She is an active founding member of “The JamFam Collective” and has taught songwriting to the women and girls of Rosie’s Place, as a tool for empowering them to tell their stories of oppression, resilience and hope in a creative and transformative way.