Maya Gabrielle Satterwhite was born and raised in Buffalo, NY.
The 21 yr old singer/songwriter had an early familiarity with the stage, her father being an improv comedian and actor, who encouraged her interest in the arts. The singer began to create a buzz after graduating from Kenmore West High School in 2014, performing acoustically at local open mic nights and bars. The singer self-released an acoustic five-song project titled Arrival in fall 2015, along with a music video for it's single, To You, From Me, which she produced and directed. Following this release, Maya spent the next year building her base by performing her original music, notable venues including Canalside Buffalo, and The Tralf. Taking a step away from her acoustic past to pursue a more grandiose sound, Maya combined her R&B, hip-hop and funk influences. The singer released her second EP, Next Verse, with an accompanying video for the project's single, Boss, in 2016. Her captivating stage presence caught the attention of R&B veteran, Tank, when she was chosen to open up for his Savage Tour in 2017. Behind the lens, the singer has also been involved in campaigns for Dick's Sporting Goods, Jared Jewelers, Mona B, Fisher-Price, and JoAnn Stores. Currently preparing her 2018 release, Maya by Name is an artist with a vision - and certainly one to watch.