Elissa Carmona is a Bronx-based singer/songwriter, Air Force veteran, and winner of the 2019 Arts Fund Award and 2018 Artist for Community Award. Trained at NYC’s famed Music & Art High School, she holds a BA in social science and MSW degree with a focus in nonprofit management. In 2016, she founded Morrisania Band Project (MBP), an award-winning musical collective that adds vibrancy to the South Bronx through music, community engagement, and social causes. From June through October 2018, she presented the Unity Park Concert Series, a series of five public concerts commissioned by Bronx Council on the Arts and City Parks Foundation.
A soul singer with gospel roots, Elissa now performs throughout NYS to promote awareness for causes like sickle cell disease, gun violence, and hurricane relief. She will headline at Rockwood Music Hall on August 3rd, and is presently touring "Natural Woman", a tribute to the iconic Aretha Franklin. She also salutes Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Grace Jones, and Mary J. Blige in "Queens & Divas", a celebration of leading women rock, funk, and soul singers. Elissa's singles "Get Out My Face" and "Don't Wanna Fight" will be released in fall 2019.