Mia Miata has taken the rich influence and textures of Jazz, R&B, Soul, and traditional Negro Spirituals, and cultivated a rich style known as Jazzy Soul. Jazzy Soul can be described as a fusion of Soul under the strong influence of traditional jazz.
Mia has created a unique and rich resonance that compares with the likes of Jill Scott, Sade, Nina Simone, and Phyllis Hyman. The debut independent release, Urban Arias is a tapestry woven between 15 original tracks, and an interpretation of the Negro Spiritual Lord, "How Come Me Here" newly entitled "Urban Aria". Mia wrote, produced / co-produced her entire album.
Mia's rich soprano ranges over 3 octaves. Her credibility stands from a background of classical training at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Vocal Performance. In addition to that, Mia worked with Dr. Nathan Carter and the highly acclaimed vocal trainer Betty Ridgeway where she performed with the world class Morgan State University Choir. Additional performances at Morgan State University would include, singing with the Philadelphia Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Bonn Orchestra in Bonn Germany .
Mia Miata's Urban Arias was nominated for an Independent Music Award in 2006 for Best World Album, she has feautured in Paste Magazine, Jazziz Magazine's "Woman on the Rise", All About Jazz Magazine, Jet Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, and the Baltimore Sun. She has appeared on soul music compilations Soul in the City Volumes I and II. She just recently traveled to Paris, France where she participate in the Sankofa Soul Contest. She is the host of "Goddess Talk Live" on Blog Talk Radio and she is working on releasing her first literary work, "The Goddess Code: Goddess in Womanifestation Volume 1" scheduled for release in August of 2010.