Sylvan De La Cruz is pop and jazz singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. He is a self taught musician, with a classic pop style that's influenced by everyone from Brian Wilson and the Carpenters, to British music groups Florence and the Machine and Keane.
He writes sweet sounding melodies with catchy, sweeping choruses, with lyrics that express thoughtful and passionate messages of hope, determination, and perseverance, with occasional excursions into the realm of romantic poetry.
Most recently, Sylvan has been singing with Life Choir gospel choir directed by music composer/arranger/orchestrator H. B. Barnum, where he has performed everywhere from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to small churches in South LA.
He began writing jazz based show tunes in 2013 for a nightclub show he produced, on a whim and without much experience, called The Hollywood Cabaret. When a friend and venue owner asked him to write a cabaret show for his theater in downtown LA, Sylvan agreed and wrote an entire show of jazz based songs.
When the show fell through, Sylvan took a handful of those songs and released a solo jazz-pop EP called Hot and Dry.
Almost immediately, he veered quickly in to writing piano pop songs.
His first solo pop music release is due out in early 2020.