Maralisa Simmons-Cook is a Brooklyn based jazz/soul singer from the San Francisco Bay Area pursuing her studies as a vocalist at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Carrying strong ties to Bay Area funk and soul, Maralisa incorporates the jazz idiom as well as New York’s rising alternative soul scene into her vocals.
Since moving to New York in August of 2011, Maralisa has appeared in venues throughout the city including The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall, and is currently songwriting and performing as a background vocalist with Sheriff Ariff & The Wali Sanga.
Presently, she is involved in several collaborations, notably FLWRS + Maralisa, a vocal electronic duo between she and longtime friend Emiliano Flowerman. Their first EP, entitled