A combination of popular and new songs with a Mexican / Latin twist
Singer / songwriter Ayala (British living in Mexico and fusing Mexican folk music with her brand of jazz / pop and Ivan Rodriguez (Prolific Mexican jazz guitarist, producer and singer /songwriter) have come together to record a duet guitar-voice album featuring classic and original songs in both English and Spanish to fuse jazz and Mexican Bolero sounds in a very unique way.
In the last two years, Ayala has moved from London to Mexico and is writing and performing her own music which cleverly fuses Mexican folk sounds with her own brand of soulful pop infused jazz. And after performing and recording with well-known artists, Horacio Palencia, El Chacal, Los Rumberos, La Isla Centeno, Lupita Infante, Mariachi Imperial Azteca etc. she has developed a strong following in Latin America.
Aside from the duet guitar-voice record with Ivan Rodriguez, Ayala is currently also working on her own album of original songs. The album features an all-star line up of award-winning musicians and guests and fabulous songs combining British Jazz and pop with Mexican folk influences. Singles such as La Luna fuse Mexican Huapango with jazz; Que Quieres De Mi with Grammy winner Horacio Palencia & El Chacal combines Mexican ‘banda’ sounds with pop and jazz, and, Uphill is a fusion duet with the renowned Los Rumberos.
Other collaborations of note include a duet with famed Irish singer Gilbert O’Sullivan I Guess I’ll Always Love You which resulted in Ayala performing live for BBC Radio 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra. She has sung for Paul McCartney and has a duet project with Mexican music super star, Grammy winner and the Billboard Latin American songwriter of the year, Horacio Palencia.
As well as being a singer songwriter in his own right with his own interesting project, Ivan Rodríguez is a well known music producer in Mexico, he has produced and arranged multi platinum selling award winning artists such as Thalia, Emannuel , Bisbal, Yuridia, and Ana torroja,
As a prolific jazz, guitarist Ivan has played both on recordings and live for and with artists such as Ana torroja, Yuridia, Carlos baute, Emanuel, Tania liberta, Eugenia leon and many more.
Guitar & Vocals: Ivan Rodríguez
Find out more: www.musicofayala.com