June 20th, 2020 7pm Stage 3
Yaniza is a bilingual singer-songwriter from New York City! She sings in English and Spanish and usually has a huge smile on her face :) Yaniza's tunes bring joy and sunshine to its listeners through catchy lyrics meshed with acoustic guitar, ukulele, or piano base. Her self-directed music videos also captivate her audience through images of positivity and happiness. Yaniza initially grew her fanbase by posting acoustic covers on YouTube. Her Melanie Martinez covers are most popular, with her version of Pity Party gaining 130,000 views and counting. These days, Yaniza primarily reaches people with her many original songs. She has had the opportunity to complete an EP, an album and 3 singles with incredibly talented producers in NYC, including Gian Stone and Joe LaPorta. Yaniza's newest original song, Contigo (2019) is her first Spanglish jam and, quite possibly, the catchiest song she's ever written! Her chill, ukulele tune, Fly Away (Free Bird) (2018) continues to capture the hearts of people of all ages, with a particular draw to young children. Yaniza is a Pre-K teacher by day and often sings this song with her students as per their request :) After performing in music venues all over NYC since 2013, Yaniza finally ventured out on her first tour in 2019! She’s also played festivals including The Coffee Music Festival, Musikfest, Ladybug Festival and more. Yaniza is booking more gigs as she writes new bops and shoots her shot at numerous auditions along the way!