More about Maria Walsh
I'm a jazz, pop and classical vocalist, performer, teacher, percussionist, flautist and producer with over twenty years experience both as a performer and recording artist.
I'm the lead singer with the group Zrazy who have toured worldwide, recorded and produced five CDs, and received national and international awards.
'...wonderful voice?oozing hurt and experience' Hot Press
'glorious free-spirited jazz' Irish Times
Irish gold disc for 'Ooh Ah Paul McGrath' 1993
Smithwicks/Hot Press Music Critics Award for best new band (Zrazy) 1993
USA GLAMA award for 'Best Jazz' with Private Wars 2000
USA Outmusic award for Dream On 2004
The Art of Happy Accidents - Zrazy 2015
Dream On - Zrazy 2005
'The babes are back...' Hot Press
Living Our Lives - Zrazy 2004
Private Wars - Zrazy 1999
'A fine album that shows that the art of sophisticated song-writing is alive and well and living in Ireland' Ronan Guilfoyle Jazz Educator and Composer
Permanent Happiness - Zrazy 1995
'Brilliant songs which resonate in the head long after the disc has become silent' Hot Press
Give it All Up - Zrazy 1993
All albums on sale via CD Baby and iTunes
Click here for videos of me singing with Zrazy.
Session Work and Voice-overs
I am available for vocal recording sessions, vocal harmony arrangements, flute and percussion.
Private Events - Entertainment Performance
Classical and Musical songs for weddings, funerals or other engagements.
Jazz, Swing and Latin songs for parties or background mood music.
For current live events see Maria in zrazy.com.
Classical piano, flute, classical voice
I have studied contemporary voice with Richard Armstrong (USA), Kevin Crawford (Ireland, Italy), Meredith Monk (USA) and Tony Norton (Ireland)
Major to Minor - All Female Jazz Trio 1985 - 90. Six month live performance run on sunday night RTE TV show "Where in the World" with Marty Whelan
Percussionist and session vocalist with Henry McCullagh band 1992 (ex Paul McCartney's "Wings")
Lead Singer and Record Producer with Zrazy 1992 - present
From 1992 to present day - Worldwide performances with Zrazy (New York, Berlin, Paris, San Francisco, LA, Zurich and many more)
Recorded 5 CDs with Zrazy from 1993 to present