Alyssa Murray is a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter residing in Kansas City, Missouri.
Spending most of 2020 in her home studio, Alyssa is planning to release a new ep HALF N' HALF this spring 2021.
Her 2015, freshman release “As of Now” aims to combine the harmonic and rhythmic elements of jazz with the narrative sophistication of contemporary folk. Performance highlights include a gallery performance in part of the Nelson-Atkin’s Third Thursday series and opening for KC blues/rock favorite Katy Guillen and the Girls at the legendary Record Bar.
In addition to performing, Alyssa is an accompanist with the Kansas City Ballet and is involved with its community program Reach Out And Dance as well as KCB’s own school classes. She also plays for Owen/Cox Dance Group’s in-school program Take the Stage.
Alyssa has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has studied under the direction of Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas; as well as classical repertoire with Karen Kushner and Diane Petrella.