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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  • Still buzzing...😊🎶 CHECK IT OUT!  https://myreporteriad.com/2016/05/24/kenya-claims-1-spot-on-uk-soul-chart/. #feature #international #UK #number1 #Makeusmile #MyOwnSkinAlbum #busybeebuzz #honored #UKSoulChart #indieartist #soul #jazz #kenyamjmusic #teamKenya #letsGO
    Still buzzing...😊🎶 CHECK IT OUT! https://myreporteriad.com/2016/05/24/kenya-claims-1-spot-on-uk-soul-chart/. #feature #international #UK #number1 #Makeusmile #MyOwnSkinAlbum #busybeebuzz #honored #UKSoulChart #indieartist #soul #jazz #kenyamjmusic #teamKenya #letsGO
  • NEW SHOW!! "Up close & intimate" acoustic performance in the Chicagoland area- join me and pianist/singer/songwriter Brandon McKenzie at Hidden Manna Cafe Sat. 6/25 7pm!  Visit Kenyamjmusic.com/shows-appearances for details.  Reservations recommended/limited seating. #summervibes #acoustic #soul #jazz #vocalsandkeys
    NEW SHOW!! "Up close & intimate" acoustic performance in the Chicagoland area- join me and pianist/singer/songwriter Brandon McKenzie at Hidden Manna Cafe Sat. 6/25 7pm! Visit Kenyamjmusic.com/shows-appearances for details. Reservations recommended/limited seating. #summervibes #acoustic #soul #jazz #vocalsandkeys
  • Why music?...❤️ #mythoughts
    Why music?...❤️ #mythoughts
  • Guess who's video is the featured "Hot Pick Video" on SmoothJazz.com Global Radio?... Visit smoothjazz.com & see! #YoursTruly #BeHere #SmoothJazz #hotpickvideo
    Guess who's video is the featured "Hot Pick Video" on SmoothJazz.com Global Radio?... Visit smoothjazz.com & see! #YoursTruly #BeHere #SmoothJazz #hotpickvideo
  • WE'RE NUMBER ONE!! Informed yesterday that my single "Makeusmile" (@tomglide) feat. (and written by) @bedavid1 (original production by @kloud9) hit the #1 spot on the UK Soul Chart!! Thank you #UK listeners for supporting this song- it is a fav off of the #MyOwnSkin album and I'm so grateful it found a comfortable space in the world of music ❤️ #LISTEN #DOWNLOAD TODAY on #iTunes, #Amazon, #GooglePlay, soundcloud.com/Kenyamjmusic & kenyamjmusic.com! #Makeusmile #numberONE #UKSoulChart
    WE'RE NUMBER ONE!! Informed yesterday that my single "Makeusmile" (@tomglide) feat. (and written by) @bedavid1 (original production by @kloud9) hit the #1 spot on the UK Soul Chart!! Thank you #UK listeners for supporting this song- it is a fav off of the #MyOwnSkin album and I'm so grateful it found a comfortable space in the world of music ❤️ #LISTEN #DOWNLOAD TODAY on #iTunes, #Amazon, #GooglePlay, soundcloud.com/Kenyamjmusic & kenyamjmusic.com! #Makeusmile #numberONE #UKSoulChart
  • Music moments... 💜 #StJamesLive #ATL #Prince #IWouldDie4U #videoclip
    Music moments... 💜 #StJamesLive #ATL #Prince #IWouldDie4U #videoclip
  • Oh summer...I see you trying to make your grand appearance☺️ You know I'm waiting...❤️ #creeksandthings #summeriscoming #saturdays #suburbs #Chi
    Oh summer...I see you trying to make your grand appearance☺️ You know I'm waiting...❤️ #creeksandthings #summeriscoming #saturdays #suburbs #Chi
  • Woke up to some goodness!!! Still climbing on the UK Soul Chart now at #2!!! Ooo-weee!  Making my heart smile BIG!  Thank you Starpoint Radio for your fantastic support! One step away...😊 But grateful beyond right in the "now"❤️ #honored #UK #stillcharting #Makeusmile
    Woke up to some goodness!!! Still climbing on the UK Soul Chart now at #2!!! Ooo-weee! Making my heart smile BIG! Thank you Starpoint Radio for your fantastic support! One step away...😊 But grateful beyond right in the "now"❤️ #honored #UK #stillcharting #Makeusmile
  • Friday night escapades❤️ #meandhim
    Friday night escapades❤️ #meandhim
  • The truth about selfies....keep clicking until you find...the....perfect....ONE!  Or just make a collage😊 #selfieart
    The truth about selfies....keep clicking until you find...the....perfect....ONE! Or just make a collage😊 #selfieart
  • Pretty much perfect.  I ❤️ @gregoryportermusic #vocalgifts #moodmusic #needingthisfeelgoodspace #inspired #ilovemusic
    Pretty much perfect. I ❤️ @gregoryportermusic #vocalgifts #moodmusic #needingthisfeelgoodspace #inspired #ilovemusic
  • Seeing this is a splendid way to end an extremely busy week❤️ Massive thank you Smooth Jazz Global Radio!  Visit smoothjazz.com/loft to listen and read more. #grateful #happyFriday #SmoothJazz #MyOwnSkin
    Seeing this is a splendid way to end an extremely busy week❤️ Massive thank you Smooth Jazz Global Radio! Visit smoothjazz.com/loft to listen and read more. #grateful #happyFriday #SmoothJazz #MyOwnSkin
  • WOW!! Just finished an AH-MAZING run of Twitter parties for the last 4 weeks each Thurs.  The insight and advice given by our co-hosts about the music biz and indie artists was FANTASTIC!!! Big thank you  to tonight's co-hosts @kloud9 & @WilliamKurk as well as our previous co-hosts @gwendolyncollins @lshbooks @borabond @jamalsmallz @liljohnroberts & @ShanaTucker as well as our moderators @latreakimberly & @craigelliott13.  More to come...LIVE ON PERISCOPE on Jun 2nd so STAY TUNED! #2016SMT #CreatingCrimsonConversations #IndieArtists #supportmatters #thankyou
    WOW!! Just finished an AH-MAZING run of Twitter parties for the last 4 weeks each Thurs. The insight and advice given by our co-hosts about the music biz and indie artists was FANTASTIC!!! Big thank you to tonight's co-hosts @kloud9 & @WilliamKurk as well as our previous co-hosts @gwendolyncollins @lshbooks @borabond @jamalsmallz @liljohnroberts & @ShanaTucker as well as our moderators @latreakimberly & @craigelliott13. More to come...LIVE ON PERISCOPE on Jun 2nd so STAY TUNED! #2016SMT #CreatingCrimsonConversations #IndieArtists #supportmatters #thankyou
  • TONIGHT!!! Final #TwitterParty starts at 8pm CT/9pm ET with special co-hosts producer/music exec Kendall Duffie @kloud9 & musician/composer/pianist William Kurk @williamkurk discussing "Ask What You Want" about the music business!  From radio, to production, to royalities...what ever you want to ask.  Login for FREE at http://m.twchat.com/hashtag/2016SMT to participate in the chat.  JOIN US! #2016SMT #IndieArtists #AskWhatYouWant #creatingcrimsonconversations
    TONIGHT!!! Final #TwitterParty starts at 8pm CT/9pm ET with special co-hosts producer/music exec Kendall Duffie @kloud9 & musician/composer/pianist William Kurk @williamkurk discussing "Ask What You Want" about the music business! From radio, to production, to royalities...what ever you want to ask. Login for FREE at http://m.twchat.com/hashtag/2016SMT to participate in the chat. JOIN US! #2016SMT #IndieArtists #AskWhatYouWant #creatingcrimsonconversations
  • TONIGHT!!! Final #TwitterParty starts at 8pm CT/9pm ET with special co-hosts producer/music exec Kendall Duffie @kloud9 & musician/composer/pianist William Kurk @williamkurk discussing "Ask What You Want" about the music business!  From radio, to production, to royalities...what ever you want to ask.  Login for FREE at http://m.twchat.com/hashtag/2016SMT to participate in the chat.  JOIN US! #2016SMT #IndieArtists #AskWhatYouWant #creatingcrimsonconversations
    TONIGHT!!! Final #TwitterParty starts at 8pm CT/9pm ET with special co-hosts producer/music exec Kendall Duffie @kloud9 & musician/composer/pianist William Kurk @williamkurk discussing "Ask What You Want" about the music business! From radio, to production, to royalities...what ever you want to ask. Login for FREE at http://m.twchat.com/hashtag/2016SMT to participate in the chat. JOIN US! #2016SMT #IndieArtists #AskWhatYouWant #creatingcrimsonconversations
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NEW MUSIC

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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!
LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD
 
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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

Introducing...

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 CREATING CRIMSON
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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CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS

Upcoming Shows

"Creating Crimson Conversations" Social Media Tour

Periscope/On-line

Join Kenya LIVE on Periscope during her Social Media Tour discussing the first part of 10 commandments of being an Indie Artist. FREE EVENT! (Exact time TBA)

"Creating Crimson Conversations" Social Media Tour

Periscope/On-line

Join Kenya LIVE on Periscope during her Social Media Tour discussing the second part of 10 commandments of being an Indie Artist. FREE EVENT! (Exact time TBA)

"Creating Crimson Conversations" Social Media Tour

YouTube Live/On-line

Join Kenya LIVE on YouTube for the finale of her Social Media Tour discussing all things "Indie Artist". Special guests to be announced. FREE EVENT! (Exact time TBA)

Upclose & Personal: 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 (no cover).

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"
Official Music Video
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McDonald's features Kenya in
"McDonald's Music Moment"
Colorado celebrates their very own by doing a special commercial featuring Kenya
and her musical journey.
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