03/27/22 Joli Mayor At Collins Park
This now 25 year old, is a singer-songwriter based in Miami who started singing at age of two. In her years of professional singing, Yoli has a developed a theme of showcasing raw emotion with her audience. She wants music to make people feel something; “my favorite reaction from an audience is to be in tears, usually with me” says Mayor.
Yoli is a self-taught singer who has honed everything by ear and sings straight from the heart. Publications such as Miami New Times and the Huffington Post have deemed her a “Miami-grown vocal powerhouse.” Yoli is currently hard-at- work on an EP release, to share her passion for music and honesty in song.
Yoli’s voice brings back decades-old soul and R&B music to a modern crowd with her own twist. “I want to be a new- school version of a really old idea,” says Mayor of her own music’s direction. Her taste in music comes from the eclectic genres she has been exposed to since birth; Mayor’s parents and grandmother played every style. There was Abuela’s rhythmic “Azúcar!” while salsa dancing and her parent’s leaps from 80s dance hits to rap and hip-hop, all in one household.
It is thanks to such a diversified musical upbringing that Yoli can now find interesting ways to incorporate different styles into her music and interpretations.