NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission
Brianna Ibarra is a singer-songwriter, vocalist, composer and educator born and raised in Los Angeles. Her music, with its jazz-pop styling, is centered in collaboration and conveying true emotion. Brianna began creating music on the piano at the age of six, and spent her formative years singing Motown hits and Beatles tunes at her grandparents’ house in East LA. She’s been performing in LA since she was 15, trying to get into Hollywood clubs to showcase her dark lyrics over uplifting jazz chords and her witty musical lines over somber piano tones, armed with self-produced bedroom demos. Fast forward to her receipt of a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music with emphasis in Composing and Arranging from Azusa Pacific University, where she exercised a deep love for the process of producing records and collaborating.