Merryl Jaye

Jazz.com is delighted to feature the artwork of Merryl Jaye. Please note that reproduction or use of these images without the written consent of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited. Inquiries about purchasing or licensing these works can be sent to galleries@jazz.com.

Raised In Southern California, Merryl Jaye began painting at age twelve. Fascinated by the performing arts, she also studied and sang light opera, winning multiple scholarships. In her late teens, Merryl served her country by entertaining the troops in Vietnam with the USO. After a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, and having appeared on stage and television, she chose to follow her true passion – painting.

Like her gift of music, Merryl’s art has a harmony of composition like a fine musical score and a “melody” that stays with you. Musicians are a recurring theme in her artwork, and her portraits of jazz artist capture the spirit of these iconic performers. Below is a selection of Jaye's jazz-inspired artwork.

Inquiries about purchasing, commissioning or licensing Merryl Jaye's artwork can be sent to galleries@jazz.com.