Alyssa Murray is a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter currently residing in Kansas City, Missouri.
Through her original work, Alyssa aims to combine the harmonic and rhythmic elements of jazz with the narrative sophistication of contemporary folk. Her 2015, freshman release “As of Now” showcases her unique style and keen lyrical sense. Recent 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 Record Bar.
As a regular on the KC jazz scene she can be seen performing at many well-loved restaurants and clubs across the metro including Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room, the Ambassador, the Ship, and the Majestic.
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.