Maya Castleman is a San Francisco native, singer-songwriter, and  self-proclaimed Jewish American Diva. Originally trained in musical  theater and jazz, Maya developed her own style when she began to  collaborate with Bay Area Hip-Hop producers to create a modern take on  R&B, Jazz, and Soul. Her debut album, "Diva Diaries" was released in  January, 2014.

Since then, Maya has performed frequently throughout the Bay Area  while holding a death grip on her rent controlled apartment and juggling  an administrative day-job working for the City and County of San Francisco. Her sophomore project,  "Death Instinct," is not a foray into  Black Metal as the title might imply, but rather, a 7-song digital EP  that explores escapism and mortality through Jazz and NuR&B.