Who Is Kenya?

Vocalist/Songwriter Kenya delivers smooth soulful vocals. Her jazz influence creates music that embodies a contemporary groove and has charted on the US R&B Billboard Chart as well as the Top 10 UK Soul Chart and other European radio charts.   Inspired by American singer/songwriters such as Stevie Wonder & Lalah Hathaway and international groups like Incognito & Brand New Heavies, Kenya admits that "Music = air"...without it, she simply doesn't breathe.  Read More...

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  • #COLORADO!! Excited to return to my home state on 9/22 for a very special evening performance in Aurora, CO at the Vista PEAK Campus.  Adv tickets avail NOW!  http://vistapeakconcert.bpt.me Please help me spread the news & JOIN ME! #newshow #hometown #share #kenyamjmusic #Colorado #vistapeakexploratory #concert #livemusic#auroracolorado #soul #jazz #familyfriendly #repost
    #COLORADO!! Excited to return to my home state on 9/22 for a very special evening performance in Aurora, CO at the Vista PEAK Campus. Adv tickets avail NOW! http://vistapeakconcert.bpt.me Please help me spread the news & JOIN ME! #newshow #hometown #share #kenyamjmusic #Colorado #vistapeakexploratory #concert #livemusic#auroracolorado #soul #jazz #familyfriendly #repost
  • Yup....its that time of year again!📚📓👏🏾 prayers for a Productive, safe and fun school year! #firstdayofschool #raisingboys #8thgrade #5thgrade
    Yup....its that time of year again!📚📓👏🏾 prayers for a Productive, safe and fun school year! #firstdayofschool #raisingboys #8thgrade #5thgrade
  • Do you...❤️ #SuperSoulSundays #youareenough
    Do you...❤️ #SuperSoulSundays #youareenough
  • Splendid time tonight attending Chicago's #BlackHarvestFilmFestival feat. Shorts: "Love African American Style"! Some truly great shorts presented all directed by dynamic Black filmmakers. Bravo to each of the indie directors and actors involved👏🏾 #TLNY #BlackandWhite #TheAdulterer #Breakfast #indieshortfilms
    Splendid time tonight attending Chicago's #BlackHarvestFilmFestival feat. Shorts: "Love African American Style"! Some truly great shorts presented all directed by dynamic Black filmmakers. Bravo to each of the indie directors and actors involved👏🏾 #TLNY #BlackandWhite #TheAdulterer #Breakfast #indieshortfilms
  • JUST 3 WEEKS!!! #Chicago, meet us @promontorychicago Fri. Sept. 9th for a show of eclectic LIVE jazz and soul music! VIP tix and seated tickets still available...but not for long!  Visit promontorychicago.com to purchase advance tickets NOW! #Shanatucker #kenyamjmusic #soul #jazz #Chicago #ThePromontory #HydePark #concerts #livemusic #advancetickets
    JUST 3 WEEKS!!! #Chicago, meet us @promontorychicago Fri. Sept. 9th for a show of eclectic LIVE jazz and soul music! VIP tix and seated tickets still available...but not for long! Visit promontorychicago.com to purchase advance tickets NOW! #Shanatucker #kenyamjmusic #soul #jazz #Chicago #ThePromontory #HydePark #concerts #livemusic #advancetickets
  • #LONDON!! NOW AVAILABLE concert tix for #moments4love UK Soul Sessions performance @hideaway_live!! Grab your tix TODAY! Visit hideaway live.co.uk for tickets and show details.  Looking forward to seeing you Sat. 5th Nov. across the pond😊🎶 #UK #Livemusic #soul #jazz #singers #thehideaway #concerts #advancetickets
    #LONDON!! NOW AVAILABLE concert tix for #moments4love UK Soul Sessions performance @hideaway_live!! Grab your tix TODAY! Visit hideaway live.co.uk for tickets and show details. Looking forward to seeing you Sat. 5th Nov. across the pond😊🎶 #UK #Livemusic #soul #jazz #singers #thehideaway #concerts #advancetickets
  • WATCH NOW!! FREE ON-LINE!! Filmed at City Winery Chicago, YouTube LIVE pre-recorded event, "yours truly" interviewing legendary music retail giant, George Daniels, Toussaint Werner, Graphic Designer, Dan Conroe, Marketing Director for City Winery Chicago, John Jointer of True Soul Entertainment and singers/musicians/songwriters Aryk Crowder, Nola Ade, and William Kurk who also share their expertise and perform original music.  You DON'T want to miss this incredible line up, artists' music videos or the bang up jam session at the end!  #music #entertainment #YouTubeLive #creatingcrimsonconversations #watch #repost #share VISIT YouTube.com/Kenyamjmusic channel to watch!!
    WATCH NOW!! FREE ON-LINE!! Filmed at City Winery Chicago, YouTube LIVE pre-recorded event, "yours truly" interviewing legendary music retail giant, George Daniels, Toussaint Werner, Graphic Designer, Dan Conroe, Marketing Director for City Winery Chicago, John Jointer of True Soul Entertainment and singers/musicians/songwriters Aryk Crowder, Nola Ade, and William Kurk who also share their expertise and perform original music. You DON'T want to miss this incredible line up, artists' music videos or the bang up jam session at the end! #music #entertainment #YouTubeLive #creatingcrimsonconversations #watch #repost #share VISIT YouTube.com/Kenyamjmusic channel to watch!!
  • TONIGHT!! Do you love talk shows?? Then you'll love this!! ON-LINE Watch our Creating Crimson's Social Media Tour YouTube LIVE event 8pm CT/9pm ET pre-recorded at City Winery Chicago.  FREE YouTube LIVE includes interviews with legendary music retail giant, George Daniels, Toussaint Werner, Graphic Designer, Dan Conroe, Marketing Director for City Winery Chicago, John Jointer of True Soul Entertainment and singers/musicians/songwriters Aryk Crowder, Nola Ade, and William Kurk as special guests joining me to share their expertise and perform.  An on-line experience that you simply need to click the link, watch, be entertained and get informed!! #youtube #live #indieartist #musicians #musicbizmotivation #watch #managers #producers #singers #songwriters #Chicago #CityWinery #creatingcrimsonconversations #SMT2016 #kenyamjmusicproductions
    TONIGHT!! Do you love talk shows?? Then you'll love this!! ON-LINE Watch our Creating Crimson's Social Media Tour YouTube LIVE event 8pm CT/9pm ET pre-recorded at City Winery Chicago. FREE YouTube LIVE includes interviews with legendary music retail giant, George Daniels, Toussaint Werner, Graphic Designer, Dan Conroe, Marketing Director for City Winery Chicago, John Jointer of True Soul Entertainment and singers/musicians/songwriters Aryk Crowder, Nola Ade, and William Kurk as special guests joining me to share their expertise and perform. An on-line experience that you simply need to click the link, watch, be entertained and get informed!! #youtube #live #indieartist #musicians #musicbizmotivation #watch #managers #producers #singers #songwriters #Chicago #CityWinery #creatingcrimsonconversations #SMT2016 #kenyamjmusicproductions
  • TODAY!!! Whew!  Video post-production is complete and we are pleased to release Creating Crimson's Social Media Tour YouTube LIVE event later today!!! Filmed at City Winery Chicago, YouTube LIVE includes interviews with legendary music retail giant, George Daniels, Toussaint Werner, Graphic Designer, Dan Conroe, Marketing Director for City Winery Chicago, John Jointer of True Soul Entertainment and singers/musicians/songwriters Aryk Crowder, Nola Ade, and William Kurk as special guests joining me to share their expertise and perform.  An on-line experience that you simply need to click the link, watch, be entertained and get informed!! #youtube #live #indieartist #musicians #musicbizmotivation #watch #managers #producers #singers #songwriters #Chicago #CityWinery #creatingcrimsonconversations #SMT2016 #kenyamjmusicproductions
    TODAY!!! Whew! Video post-production is complete and we are pleased to release Creating Crimson's Social Media Tour YouTube LIVE event later today!!! Filmed at City Winery Chicago, YouTube LIVE includes interviews with legendary music retail giant, George Daniels, Toussaint Werner, Graphic Designer, Dan Conroe, Marketing Director for City Winery Chicago, John Jointer of True Soul Entertainment and singers/musicians/songwriters Aryk Crowder, Nola Ade, and William Kurk as special guests joining me to share their expertise and perform. An on-line experience that you simply need to click the link, watch, be entertained and get informed!! #youtube #live #indieartist #musicians #musicbizmotivation #watch #managers #producers #singers #songwriters #Chicago #CityWinery #creatingcrimsonconversations #SMT2016 #kenyamjmusicproductions
  • Always try "unplugging" to reboot and get recharged😊 Had an absolutely fantastic time on the beaches and lakefront in Michigan these past few days w/ mi familia!  For a moment I thought I was in southern Cali the beach was so nice😎 Perfect way to spend a few days the last week before school starts next week...and before mama gets REAL busy with upcoming shows and events.  Beyond grateful for every moment❤️ #summertime #familymatters #Michigan #beaches #lakemichigan
    Always try "unplugging" to reboot and get recharged😊 Had an absolutely fantastic time on the beaches and lakefront in Michigan these past few days w/ mi familia! For a moment I thought I was in southern Cali the beach was so nice😎 Perfect way to spend a few days the last week before school starts next week...and before mama gets REAL busy with upcoming shows and events. Beyond grateful for every moment❤️ #summertime #familymatters #Michigan #beaches #lakemichigan
  • #HappyDance!! Excited to be a featured artist in the Underground Lounge hosted by indie soul dynamo @erro44 on this year's #capitaljazzsupercruise!! So honored to be in such great artist company & can't wait to hit the stage😊❤️🎶 Cruise is already SOLD OUT!  But, if you have your tix, see you there! #indiesoul #kenyamjmusic #hooray
    #HappyDance!! Excited to be a featured artist in the Underground Lounge hosted by indie soul dynamo @erro44 on this year's #capitaljazzsupercruise!! So honored to be in such great artist company & can't wait to hit the stage😊❤️🎶 Cruise is already SOLD OUT! But, if you have your tix, see you there! #indiesoul #kenyamjmusic #hooray
  • Up in the mix!  Chicago's Metromix that is!😊🎶👍🏾 Check it out and be sure to grab your to while they're still available!  Visit http://chicago.metromix.com/events/mmxchi-creating-crimson-presents-kenya-and-shana-tucker-chicago-20160909-event or promontorychicago.com for details and tickets! #livemusic #Chicago #metromix #soul #jazz #chambersoul #creatingcrimsonpresents  #shanatucker #kenyamjmusic
    Up in the mix! Chicago's Metromix that is!😊🎶👍🏾 Check it out and be sure to grab your to while they're still available! Visit http://chicago.metromix.com/events/mmxchi-creating-crimson-presents-kenya-and-shana-tucker-chicago-20160909-event or promontorychicago.com for details and tickets! #livemusic #Chicago #metromix #soul #jazz #chambersoul #creatingcrimsonpresents #shanatucker #kenyamjmusic
  • Me & the sun had a hot date at the beach today❤️ #summerlovin #sunkissed
    Me & the sun had a hot date at the beach today❤️ #summerlovin #sunkissed
  • I❤️summer.... #middaysun
    I❤️summer.... #middaysun
  • Happy Tuesday! Lots to announce today and this week...😊 In the meantime, make it a great day, good people & #staytuned!
    Happy Tuesday! Lots to announce today and this week...😊 In the meantime, make it a great day, good people & #staytuned!
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NOW AVAILABLE
New soulful house remix of Kenya's hit single 
"Let Me"
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"Take Me Away" (Tom Glide Rework)

Kenya releases a rework of her hot single from the chart topping album MY OWN SKIN!
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KENYA RELEASES NEW SMOOTH JAZZ VERSION OF HIT SINGLE
"Be Here"

feat. Smooth Jazz/R&B flutist Althea Rene and soul duo Kloud 9
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My Own Skin
(US Label: KenyaMJ Music)
CLICK HERE TO BUY ALBUM 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS

Upcoming Shows & Events

Live Concert: Creating Crimson Presents Kenya & Shana Tucker

The Promontory, 5311 South Lake Park Ave West, Chicago, IL

Singer/songwriter/cellist Shana Tucker and Kenya perform a night of music full of jazz and soul. Creating Crimson is an artist development and coaching service that includes independent artist features and showcases.

Live Concert: Vista PEAK Campus Presents Soul/Jazz Singer Kenya

Vista PEAK Campus (Preparatory High School), 24500 E. 6th Ave, Aurora, CO

Vista PEAK Campus is pleased to present a family friendly evening of live music performed by international recording artist KENYA. Hosted by Vista Peak's Exploratory School, KENYA will perform an eclectic mix of original and familiar soul and jazz music accompanied by a 3-piece band. The performance will be held at the Preparatory High School Auditorium and will include a special opening act performance by Vista Peak vocal/choir high school students. The evening is open to the general public, VIsta Peak's student body, parents, staff, and the local community.

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MASTERCLASS with Kenya

Bowie State University, Bowie, MD

Kenya presents a masterclass at Bowie State University's music dept. discusses key strategies to successfully navigating the music business/industry as an independent artist.

Live Concert: Night of Soul & Jazz w/ Kenya

Club Bonafide, Manhattan, NYC, NY

Kenya performs a special live soul & jazz concert with local NYC band featuring original music and covers done with a "twist". Limited seating, Tickets are $15

Live Concert: Kenya Upclose Acoustic Soul & Jazz w/ Guitarist Matvei Sigalov

Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, D.C.

Join Chicago-based international recording artist Kenya for a special intimate evening of live acoustic soul and jazz music. Kenya will be accompanied by Washington, D.C. based guitarist Matvei Sigalov as they perform original arrangements as well as "jazz-kissed" soulful covers that are sure to provide an evening of delightful melodies and rhythms.

Kenya is wooing listeners both in the US and abroad with her smooth vocals and soulful "jazz-kissed" melodies. To learn more about Kenya and her music, please visit www.kenyamjmusic.com.

Doors open at 7pm; Show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE; Anacostia Arts Center is a beautiful newly designed space specifically for artists and cultural events. This intimate space only sits 70-80 guests. Early purchase of tickets is highly recommended.

Advance Tickets: $20 Door: $25

New Music Video

KENYA'S "Little Drummer Boy" STRIKES A BIG BEAT IN 2015!
The following entertainment sites are currently featuring "Little Drummer Boy"
Click on the links below to read more about this jazzy holiday hit:
Heart & Soul Online Magazine
SingersRoom.com
Frequency Music Videos
Grown Folks Music
EURWeb Magazine
Soul Artistry Media
SoulandJazzandFunk.com (UK)
Soul Brother Podcast
Middle Child Promotions
Soul You Know Blog
AMB Magazine
Hype Magazine

Other Music News

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My Own Skin
album makes 
"Best of 2015"
New Album Lists

Soul Brothers Records
Soul Tracks (honorable mention)
Urban Union (Taiwan)

The incredibly talented Kenya stopped by Border Crossings and sang her version of the Michael Jackson song 'I Can't Help It'. It will be on her Aug 28th release, "My Own Skin".

Posted by VOA MUSIC on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Essence mag

ESSENCE MAGAZINE FEATURES KENYA!

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"LET ME"
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