Alyssa Jayson (Brancazio) ’00
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Alyssa Jayson was born to boogie. It said so above her baby crib. That short saying would unknowingly lead Alyssa to find her innate talents and become the motto for her ever-changing journey.
Alyssa graduated from Hofstra University’s Drama and Dance Department in 2000 with a BFA in Performance. After graduation, she pursued acting professionally with roles on ABC-TV’s All My Children, various independent films and regional theatre performances. At Hofstra, Alyssa developed an interest in the “business” side of the entertainment field and, in 2002 she turned her interest into a full-time career. Alyssa began working as an associate producer for ADM Productions in Port Washington, NY.
At ADM, Alyssa traveled the country producing corporate media and events for Fortune 100 companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Dunkin Brands. However, in 2005, Alyssa’s life took an entirely new direction after being diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration. A complex retinal disease that in simple terms meant one day a black hole covered what she saw the previous day. It was this moment that served as the catalyst for Alyssa to turn her focus back to her art and ultimately pursue her greatest passion, music.
Alyssa started writing music at 15 years old. It was something she shared with few people but at the urging of a business colleague, she decided to take the music out of her mind and into the studio. Her debut CD, entitled Use As Needed, is a collection of beautiful, thought-provoking songs she’s literally been working on throughout her life.
Today, Alyssa is turning her journey towards her music full-time. Utilizing her diverse talents and business skills, she has started her own independent record label- My Mind Records and is currently performing and promoting the release of Use As Needed.
For more information on Alyssa Jayson go to: www.alyssajayson.com