About Maëva

Born and raised in Paris, Maëva Borzakian comes from a family of jazz musicians, but began her career as an actress. In 2001, she decided to pursue another of her passions: singing.

Maëva attended the musical school « ECM 3 ARTS » and took singing lessons with Sophie Uvodic (Berklee College of Music and CIM graduate).

In 2003, she decided to form her first funk/soul cover band, « Joyin’ funk », with which she developed her first experiences of the Parisian scene.

From 2005 she will join several groups specialized in cover versions of the Motown repertoire, with whom she will sing in several major Parisian clubs such as « Le Petit Journal Montparnasse », « Le Reservoir » or « Le New Morning », as well as in the Paris region and province in private weddings and parties.

Since 2010…

In 2010, Maëva set herself a challenge: singing abroad. She therefore continued her musical ascent by performing on the mythical stage of the Indigo 02 room in London, as an acoustic guitar-voice duo. In 2013, Maeva starts a tour in Thailand, helped by her friend and tenor Yves Baron: she will perform gracefully and with him in several clubs and hotels in Bangkok, Hua Hin and Pattaya, where she will return to sing in 2016. Maëva continued to perform in the United States, particularly in Los Angeles. During the summers of 2015 and 2017, Maëva sang at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, as well as in several clubs in Montreal and New York.

At the same time, in 2013, she met Gaël Benyamin, better known by his stage name: Geyster. Famous composer, producer and music artist Westcoast, Gaël made him part of his musical project. She became his main singer and chorister both on his albums and live.

With this experience, the two accomplices decided to record Maeva Borzakian’s first EP: « DAY BY DAY ».

In February 2019, Maëva Borzakian joined the combo Cortex at the request of its founding member Alain Mion. World-famous for its album « Troupeau Bleu » (1974), an ultra-referential opus, constantly cited as a reference and sampled by many contemporary artists, the jazz/funk group is now reborn from its past. A new life was offered to Cortex and Maëva, who continued in their determination to live to sing.

First EP « DAY BY DAY », released the 12/23/2017

Maëva has been inspired by several artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Mc Donald, Jamiroquai, Sade, Incognito.

His first EP is a mix of pop and soul, tinged with 80’s sounds with a very modern « soul ».

Maëva’s voice is at the same time very personal, pure, and endowed with a real power. Singularities that make it the personality: that of a unique French artist.

 

« Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen. »
– Amy Winehouse

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