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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  • A night of live music by fantastic artists, meet up with good friends & cupcakes on summer night...doesn't get much better! Excellent show tonight @arykcrowder & @nolaamusic!! #livemusic #UnCommonGround #nightout #mollyscupcakes #Chicago #summertime #artistsupportingartists
    A night of live music by fantastic artists, meet up with good friends & cupcakes on summer night...doesn't get much better! Excellent show tonight @arykcrowder & @nolaamusic!! #livemusic #UnCommonGround #nightout #mollyscupcakes #Chicago #summertime #artistsupportingartists
  • Summer in the Chi....😎 #Thursdaynightout #sunkissed #browngirls
    Summer in the Chi....😎 #Thursdaynightout #sunkissed #browngirls
  • #tbt....where in the WORLD is time going??!!😱 #mybabies #waybackwhen #raisingboys
    #tbt....where in the WORLD is time going??!!😱 #mybabies #waybackwhen #raisingboys
  • NEW DATE & TIME!!! Creating Crimson Presents celebrity coach MzLyndia Johnson Up Close & Personal workshop will now be JULY 16th 10am-12pm (same location). As a result of the date change, more great activities and opportunities will be added to the event including information on effective networking strategies in the music industry, information on the Recording Academy and how you can get involved with The Grammy's and more!  This is an EXTREMELY rare opportunity at a VERY low cost.  REGISTER NOW at http://creatingcrimsonpresents.bpt.me  SEE YOU THERE! #workshops #artists #singers #musicians #managers #RecordingAcademy #Grammy #networking #strategies #newdate #creatingcrimson #kenyamjmusicproductions
    NEW DATE & TIME!!! Creating Crimson Presents celebrity coach MzLyndia Johnson Up Close & Personal workshop will now be JULY 16th 10am-12pm (same location). As a result of the date change, more great activities and opportunities will be added to the event including information on effective networking strategies in the music industry, information on the Recording Academy and how you can get involved with The Grammy's and more! This is an EXTREMELY rare opportunity at a VERY low cost. REGISTER NOW at http://creatingcrimsonpresents.bpt.me SEE YOU THERE! #workshops #artists #singers #musicians #managers #RecordingAcademy #Grammy #networking #strategies #newdate #creatingcrimson #kenyamjmusicproductions
  • More leaps of faith...more trusting God given gifts...more living on purpose.  Today was a yet another first...being the host of a "talk show style" event interviewing such music giants as legendary George Daniels, owner of George's Music Room...interviewing the director of marketing for City Winery a MAJOR music venue...#biggulp But, not only did I survive...I learned, I grew, and I had fun😊 Know your worth, trust your gifts, let others help you, don't just be a dreamer...be a dream maker❤️ #MyOwnSkin #purpose #music #changeagent #YouTubeLive #staytuned
    More leaps of faith...more trusting God given gifts...more living on purpose. Today was a yet another first...being the host of a "talk show style" event interviewing such music giants as legendary George Daniels, owner of George's Music Room...interviewing the director of marketing for City Winery a MAJOR music venue...#biggulp But, not only did I survive...I learned, I grew, and I had fun😊 Know your worth, trust your gifts, let others help you, don't just be a dreamer...be a dream maker❤️ #MyOwnSkin #purpose #music #changeagent #YouTubeLive #staytuned
  • Wow! Just wrapped up a day of taping for our YouTube Live Grand Finale event @citywinerychi concluding our "Creating Crimson Conversations" 2016 Social Media Tour.  An amazing time interviewing some of Chicago's finest indie musicians and legends in the industry including George Daniels, Nola Ade, William Kurk, Aryk Crowder, John Jointer and more.  Live link will post tomorrow Thurs. 6/23, so STAY TUNED!!! #YouTube #live #artists #musicians #creatingcrimson #Chicago #livemusic #development #indie
    Wow! Just wrapped up a day of taping for our YouTube Live Grand Finale event @citywinerychi concluding our "Creating Crimson Conversations" 2016 Social Media Tour. An amazing time interviewing some of Chicago's finest indie musicians and legends in the industry including George Daniels, Nola Ade, William Kurk, Aryk Crowder, John Jointer and more. Live link will post tomorrow Thurs. 6/23, so STAY TUNED!!! #YouTube #live #artists #musicians #creatingcrimson #Chicago #livemusic #development #indie
  • WE NEED YOU! Join me & be a part of a studio audience for a special taping of #YouTube Live as part of Creating Crimson Conversations 2016 #SocialMediaTour grand finale!  RSVP to info@withaneyepr.com #artists #singers #musiclovers #writers #musicians #producers #managers #kenyamjmusicproductions
    WE NEED YOU! Join me & be a part of a studio audience for a special taping of #YouTube Live as part of Creating Crimson Conversations 2016 #SocialMediaTour grand finale! RSVP to info@withaneyepr.com #artists #singers #musiclovers #writers #musicians #producers #managers #kenyamjmusicproductions
  • MORE EXCITING NEWS!! Heading to London this November for two masterclass workshops at Newham College & College of North West London sharing my music journey with college students in music/music management as well as discussing strategies for success as an international indie artist.  Please stay tuned for more exciting news...!!😊 #UK #London #masterclass #workshops #artists #musicians #development #international #NewhamCollege #CollegeofNorthWestLondon
    MORE EXCITING NEWS!! Heading to London this November for two masterclass workshops at Newham College & College of North West London sharing my music journey with college students in music/music management as well as discussing strategies for success as an international indie artist. Please stay tuned for more exciting news...!!😊 #UK #London #masterclass #workshops #artists #musicians #development #international #NewhamCollege #CollegeofNorthWestLondon
  • JOIN ME!! Performing LIVE this Sat. 6/25 7:30pm at Hidden Manna Cafe in Matteson, IL with pianist/vocalist Brandon McKenzie!  Visit www.kenyamjmusic.com/shows-appearances for more details. #livemusic #HiddenMannaCafe #soul #jazz #kenyamjmusic
    JOIN ME!! Performing LIVE this Sat. 6/25 7:30pm at Hidden Manna Cafe in Matteson, IL with pianist/vocalist Brandon McKenzie! Visit www.kenyamjmusic.com/shows-appearances for more details. #livemusic #HiddenMannaCafe #soul #jazz #kenyamjmusic
  • Not one but TWO WORKSHOPS for #Artists wanting to get to take their music career and artistry to the next level! Visit creatingcrimson.com/events to register NOW! #Chicago #SanJose #workshops #singers #songwriters #musicians #career #development #creatingcrimson
    Not one but TWO WORKSHOPS for #Artists wanting to get to take their music career and artistry to the next level! Visit creatingcrimson.com/events to register NOW! #Chicago #SanJose #workshops #singers #songwriters #musicians #career #development #creatingcrimson
  • Lovely day celebrating our leading man❤️ #HappyFathersDay
    Lovely day celebrating our leading man❤️ #HappyFathersDay
  • Father's....I am so grateful for the men in my life.  Their strength, intelligence, wit, joy, humor, empathy, Grace, love and so much more.  Today I celebrate them and all of the fathers in the world who work tirelessly to be the best role models as parents and men.  I especially celebrate my amazing father and husband...absolutely true examples of fatherhood at its best❤️ Thank you for being incredible leaders- you inspire me beyond! #happyfathersdaytoallfathers
    Father's....I am so grateful for the men in my life. Their strength, intelligence, wit, joy, humor, empathy, Grace, love and so much more. Today I celebrate them and all of the fathers in the world who work tirelessly to be the best role models as parents and men. I especially celebrate my amazing father and husband...absolutely true examples of fatherhood at its best❤️ Thank you for being incredible leaders- you inspire me beyond! #happyfathersdaytoallfathers
  • Fantastic date night listening to 3 of the most amazing musicians out there!  @averysunshine @therealrobertglasper & Rachelle Ferrell completely lit up the stage and each were on FIYAH!  Excellent performances all the way around! Woo-eee! #BlackMusicMonth #summerconcerts #ilovemusic
    Fantastic date night listening to 3 of the most amazing musicians out there! @averysunshine @therealrobertglasper & Rachelle Ferrell completely lit up the stage and each were on FIYAH! Excellent performances all the way around! Woo-eee! #BlackMusicMonth #summerconcerts #ilovemusic
  • UPCOMING ARTIST WORKSHOPS! Exciting new workshops presented by #CreatingCrimson Artist Development & Coaching services coming to Chicagoland area 6/26 and San Jose, CA 8/28!  Visit www.creatingcrimson.com/events for details and registration. #artists #singers #songwriters #musicians #workshops #Chicago #bayarea #SanJose #career #development
    UPCOMING ARTIST WORKSHOPS! Exciting new workshops presented by #CreatingCrimson Artist Development & Coaching services coming to Chicagoland area 6/26 and San Jose, CA 8/28! Visit www.creatingcrimson.com/events for details and registration. #artists #singers #songwriters #musicians #workshops #Chicago #bayarea #SanJose #career #development
  • Great honor and pleasure to participate with the panelists discussing the current state of Black music at the #BlackMusicMonth Town Hall event in #Chicago!  Some extremely noteworthy Chicago music industry professionals on the panel including Maurice Joshua, Mary Datcher, Dedry Jones, George Daniels and more!
    Great honor and pleasure to participate with the panelists discussing the current state of Black music at the #BlackMusicMonth Town Hall event in #Chicago! Some extremely noteworthy Chicago music industry professionals on the panel including Maurice Joshua, Mary Datcher, Dedry Jones, George Daniels and more!
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NEW MUSIC

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NOW AVAILABLE
New soulful house remix of Kenya's hit single 
"Let Me"
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AVAILABLE NOW!
"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
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Upcoming Workshops

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July 16, 2016
Chicagoland area workshop with celebrity vocal coach MzLyndia hosted by Kenya
August 28, 2016
Bay Area artist workshop & acoustic performance hosted by Kenya w/ special guest recording soul artist Tracy Cruz
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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT & COACHING
Learn how you can take your creative career to the next level & upcoming exciting events!
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My Own Skin
(US Label: KenyaMJ Music)
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Upcoming Shows & Events

Live Concert: Upclose & Personal w/ Kenya

Hidden Manna Cafe, 3613 216th St, Matteson, IL

Kenya & pianist Brandon McKenzie perform an intimate acoustic set of original and familiar tunes with soul and a touch of jazz. Reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more. Performance will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Recommended arrival is 7pm (NO COVER).

WORKSHOP: Creating Crimson Presents Celebrity Vocal Coach MzLyndia Johnson

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Flossmoor, IL

Creating Crimson Artist Development & Coaching services presents an intimate "up close and personal" workshop conversating with celebrity vocal coach MzLyndia Johnson. A rare opportunity to hear about this dynamic vocal coach's musical career path, vocal health tips, and advice on navigating today's music industry.

WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE: Creating Crimson Artist Workshop & Acoustic Performance

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San Jose, CA

Kenya hosts "Creating Crimson Presents" workshop discussing the "Top 10 Indie Artist Commandments" as well as discussing the artistic journeys of Kenya and Bay area soul indie artist Tracy Cruz. An acoustic performance will be included by both artists.

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.

Oct4

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.

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
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ESSENCE MAGAZINE FEATURES KENYA!

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"LET ME"
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