Larysa is a Nashville-based soul artist who synthesizes a broad range of influences in her performances. Her eclectic style reaches every person in the room regardless of background or music preference. It's not only her "girl next door" feel that draws her audience in, but her captivating stage presence commands an entire room's undivided attention. Larysa's ability to seamlessly flow from genre to genre without losing the essence of her pure artistry that we all love has earned her an impressive and loyal following.
As a little girl growing up in Kansas City, KS, Larysa's influences ranges from various Christian artists such as Carman, Fred Hammond, Helen Baylor, and Out of Eden. While growing older and exploring different music her attention shifted to legendary R&B performers and vocal powerhouses such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, & Mary J Blige. Her musical curiosity didn't stop there. After her family relocated to Nashville, its rich community of singer/songwriters became another focus in her journey to learning who she is an artist.
2019 was a busy year for Larysa. She has become a sought out entertainer at the Nashville Airport where she performs regularly. This year, she opened The Nashville Soul Music Festival where she warmed up the stage for Atlantic Starr, Regina Bell, Dem Franchize Boys and more. During the Christmas season, Larysa also had her debut on the General Jackson stage. One of her favorite places to perform is The
Frist Art Museum where she frequents each year. Another local favorite place to perform is the Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl. The National Museum of African American Music has also included Larysa as part of their Emerging Artists lineup. She has represented them at various events throughout Nashville, most recently including the 31st Anniversary MLK Convocation held at Tennessee State University. Larysa's ability to mold her craft to fit whatever occasion whether a private birthday party or at The Cheekwood Botanical Gardens always makes her the "perfect fit".
Larysa has also been able to be part of some notable projects as well. The Christian rap duo GRITS single "We Grow Old" featured herself and Sir Kevin Max from DC Talk. You can find Larysa performing at local stages and venues all across Nashville and surrounding areas.
All of last year, Larysa, was in the studio working on her 2020 ep release, Larysa Jaye Live From The Hidden Room. A brother duo, Zakk Johnson (The Upper Room Studio) & Luke Johnson (Hidden Horse Productions), have come together to give a new creative space for artists to work with Nashville's best musicians for live recordings.
This new project is more reminiscent of Larysa's beginnings in songwriting with transparency, fearless ability to an open book for her listeners, and her sultry soulful pull on every heartstring within ear's reach.