Hailing from The Bronx, Tina Mazyck (pronounced “Mah-Zeek”) spent her childhood harmonizing with her friends in park tunnels, writing songs, and then running home to record those “sessions” onto her video camera. From the time she was 12 years old, Tina looked for ways to perform. First it was in the staircases of high school and then open mic nights and then with a performance group.
It was clear, early on, that Tina was destined to be a singer but the question was – what kind? Even though she was receiving praise for her R & B performances, including from the venerable Ms. Jones on New York’s Hot 97 Radio, Tina decided to pursue her first love – opera! For three years, Tina studied opera and musical theater before feeling an urge to return to her roots in R & B and Pop.
In 2016, Tina focused her efforts on putting out her music through her online platforms. “It took me a while to be comfortable on social media because I had extreme anxiety when putting and videos of me singing out into the world. Now I do it constantly – my own music and covers – and put them out through my personal YouTube Channel or on Instagram.
This increased creative output culminated in Tina releasing her first EP, Mazyck, in 2016, with all songs written and arranged by Tina. “The majority of my songs come to me in my dreams, developing melody and lyrics right on the spot. All of my songs have underlying messages geared toward uncovering creativity, happiness and self-acceptance.”
“Sweet Between,” a song taken from the Mazyck EP, which was licensed for the film War Paint at the Sundance Film Festival in December of 2017. From there, the “Sweet Between” became a sync favorite, exploded Tina’s YouTube views significantly, and led to that song and others being played on radio all across the country.
Influenced by artists as varied as Prince, SZA, Kali Uchis, Mariah Carey, and Patti LaBelle, Tina is currently working on new music that combines her love of multiple in a style she describes as “alternative R & B with pop influenced undertones.” Her next focus track will be released in the fall.