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An important member of NYC’s creative music scene, Maria performs extensively in projects led by or with musicians such as Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Mary Halvorson, Jen Shyu, Aaron Parks & Joel Ross.
María writes and performs her original compositions with her ensemble, DiaTribe; and her recordings were praised by major publications such as the New York Times, Downbeat, JazzTimes, Billboard, JazzIz, and others.
She is a recipient of the 2017 Jazz Gallery Residency Commission, the 2018 Roulette Jerome Foundation Commission & the 2019 Roulette Residency.
Maria was voted Best New Artist for the 2018 Extended Jazz Times Critics Poll and also nominated for the Jazz Journalist’s Association Up-And-Coming Musician of the Year 2018 and named the 2018 Newcomer Musician for the El Intruso 11th Annual International Critics Poll.
As an activist in the performing arts, she is a founding member of anti-discrimination group, the We Have Voice Collective.
María performs regularly with her own ensemble; she is also a member of Joel Ross’ Parables, has toured with Antoine Roney, as well as with RAJAS, led by Carnatic musician Rajna Swaminathan, and joined Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl in 2019.