Brazilian by birth, singer by trade, KENIA’s musical universe is rooted in samba, bossa nova and choro, heavily influenced by American jazz. She has released seven solo CDs (and counting) and collaborated with music legends and Grammy winning artists such as Ivan Lins, Paquito D’Rivera, Jay Ashby, Cesar Camargo Mariano and James Taylor, as well as renown producers Creed Taylor and Jeff Webber.
Kenia’s long time commitment to promoting Brazilian music and culture includes hands on clinics and workshops in phrasing and Brazilian rhythms, including an introduction to Brazilian rhythms for children.
Celebrating almost 30 years recording and performing, Kenia is looking for touring opportunities to promote her upcoming CD. She is also looking for opportunities as a guest performer with touring artists that would be a good fit.
Kenia has a deep and sultry, richly diverse and unexpectedly explosive voice. In both her native Portuguese and English, her sound transcends geographical and musical boundaries.