Yaniza is a Jewish, biracial, and bilingual pop 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 over ukulele or acoustic guitar. Her self-directed music videos also captivate her audience through images of positivity and happiness.
Yaniza initially grew her fanbase by posting acoustic covers of pop songs on YouTube, which consistently garner tens of thousands of views. Her years of hard work brought her thousands of supporters across social media platforms, with over 10,000 on YouTube alone. Yaniza’s covers have gained attention from popular sites such as PopSugar and Glamour in 2020.
Yaniza’s original songs are also making great strides. She has had the opportunity to complete an EP, an album and singles with incredibly talented producers, including Gian Stone (Ariana Grande, Maroon 5) and Joe LaPorta (Shawn Mendes, Imagine Dragons). Yaniza’s most popular song at 60,000 streams and counting is “Fly Away (Free Bird),” a chill, ukulele tune that encourages listeners to be brave and adventurous. “Contigo” is her first Spanglish jam and, quite possibly, the catchiest song she’s ever written! “Quarantine Bae” (2020) is another catchy, poptastic win about the struggles of online dating during a pandemic. Yaniza’s other original songs include “Grateful” (2020) a tribute to her supportive parents, “Losing,” (2019) a heartbreak ballad, and albums “Secrets” (2016) and “Sticks & Stones” (2014). Her songs have been covered by many indie music blogs, such as SheBOPS, Indie Witches, Wonky Sensitive and more.
Yaniza has played many well-known venues around NYC, with guest appearances at B.B. King and Irving Plaza. She was named Artist of the Month twice at The Bitter End, and was a semi-finalist in both the NY Coffee Music Project Competition in 2017 and The Celebration of Music Contest (Bethlehem, PA) in 2019.
After performing all over NYC since 2013, Yaniza ventured out on her first tour in 2019. She played headlining shows, radio shows, and festivals, such as Musikfest and Ladybug Festival among others. She signed with college booking agency, Degy Entertainment, in 2020 and has already played a number of virtual events through them. Whether it’s in-person or online, Yaniza is actively booking more gigs as she writes new bops that encourage listeners to find joy in every day life!