Aurora Rays is an Italian singer, songwriter and musician inspired by pop/soul jazz and rock.
Aurora's debut Album, ‘I Live In My Own World’ is a collection of songs inspired by events and memories from aurora’s life so far, blending between genres and countries. The album was released on the 26th of November 2021 with Iola and Tank of Music and has been reviewed by Rockit magazine as "An amazing debut album which needs to be listened to".
She has collaborated with several high profile musicians, including Mik (Italia's Got talent), Eliza G (The Voice of Italy), Andrew McClean (Mark Ronson, Grace Jones), The Panicles, Luca Colussi and many others. Recent performance highlights have included Italia's Got Talent, BBC Radio, JazzInsieme Festival, Valdobbiadenejazz Festival, Gaiajazz Festival Festival, Dolomiti Blues & Soul festival, Sofar Sounds, SHOW4ME, Mr Wolfs Bristol, More than Jazz Festival, Scenes - USA and Sun & Sounds Festival.
Aurora hold a Bachelor Degree in Jazz Vocals with a First and she is now completing her final year of master in Jazz Music Performance, studying under Glauco Venier (Norma Winstone), Alfonso Deidda, Claudio Filippini (Dee Dee Bridgewater), Sara Colman.
In 2022 she received an Unconditional Offer to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she had the opportunity to write and record her final recital: a project dedicated and inspired by Keith Jarrett’s Music, which will include various musicians from across Birmingham.
Aurora is now working on her new electronic/pop ep.
Bringing together musicians from across Italy, the UK and further afield, "I live in my own world" is a collection of songs inspired by events and memories from Aurora’s life so far, blending between genres and countries.
Recorded in early 2020, the album explores multiple themes, effortlessly floating across genres.
We’ve played your track "Time" on our BBC Introducing show and made it Track of the Day in the week – we love your music!
BBC RADIO West Midlands
Aurora is a fantastic singer, songwriter, and musician who shows the utmost passion for her art, always striving to bring the music to the highest possible level. Her talent and discipline have served as an inspiration to myself and many others.
David Abbruzzese - Ex Pearl Jam
Jennifer T. - student