At first glance, Zayra Alvarez is so elegant, you'd think she walked straight off a fashion runaway in Paris. But when you really see and talk with the willowy brunette, you realize there's an edge to that elegance. An intriguing, eclectic edge that's marked her career ever since she was a teenager.
Born in Puerto Rico, Zayra found her stunning voice in talent shows, school plays and various bands she joined as a teenager. Earning a college degree placed her musical ambitions on hold, but her passion was reawakened in, of all places, Dallas, Texas where her guitar playing, writing, and of course singing received serious attention.
Landing a deal with Brando Records, the powerful singer songwriter embraced her Latin roots with her album "Ruleta" and has since toured the West Coast and her native Puerto Rico. As Paul Nugent Brando proclaimed: "It doesn't matter what language she sings in, this girl has it all." We couldn't agree more. Or as Zayra might sing- we couldn't agree más.
Zayra Alvarez "Zuleta"
October 4, 2004