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“THE BLUES IS MY HERITAGE, SO IT'S RICH WITH FLAVORS THAT SHOULD BE TASTED FOR A LIFETIME”
— Habaka kfj
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“Love Is Never Lost” is the first single release on the UK’s leading classic and new soul label Expansion Records, sung by the 2019 BMA (Black Music Awards) recipient of the “Best Female Jazz Vocalist” for Las Vegas, also known as The Panther of Cremona. This debut single is released on the 15 January 2021.
Habaka Kfj, American 4 octave international classic BJ&G Vocalist, born in Nashville, TN and raised in Bloomfield, CT. Coined The Panther Of Cremona, Italy and famous for her profound contralto voice, strong yet smooth and crystal clear, a voice that calls to mind the sultriness and class of Cassandra and Nancy Wilson, the sassiness of Eartha Kitt, the subtleness of Shirley Horn, and even, when necessary, the big vibrato of Bessie Smith, Etta James and Mahalia Jackson, all wrapped up into one phenomenally talented woman...International Blues, Jazz, Gospel recording artist and she also had the opportunity to be the midday radio host of BlackBerryJazz Radio Station and now producer of her own new "8 Track Mind TV Web Series" meet, Habaka Kay Foster Jackson. In December 2016 Habaka released her most personal and soulfully inspired album produced by Habaka entitled "Heritage Blue" under the Husky Tone Records label, featuring amazingly outstanding musicians that includes a stellar performance by James Boogaloo Bolden (former bandleader on trumpet for B.B. King), Eric Demmer on sax (formerly with Gatemouth Brown), and James Lamar Boulet on trumpet. This phenomenal recording is a tour de force collection of Blues and Jazz standards, and originals rearranged "Habaka Style" to bring these age-old classics of yesterday into the 21st century. On this brilliant new release of "Heritage Blue", Habaka takes her listeners on a journey from Blues to Jazz, and Soul to Funk from pleasure to pain and everywhere in between.
When Habaka is not touring, you can hear her in some of the most Chic Jazz, and Blues Clubs in Las Vegas and throughout the US. Be sure to check back often to see her schedule. During the pandemic Habaka found a new found love to add to her many talents. Habaka now your radio personality, has a show entitled "Habaka's Bee Hive" which you can catch on Canada's Biting Soul Radio Station, where she pollinates the airwaves for a full two hours.
This is Habaka stepping into her inheritance, coming from such a rich family legacy, and by vowing to continue to extend that legacy, she is considered to be one of the last authentic Blues, Jazz voices in her genre today...and why not? After all, it's her DNA!
NEW SINGLE "LOVE IS NEVER LOST" REVIEW
“Habaka steals the show on "Love Is Never Lost" - I'm a big fan of Nancy Wilson. So, when I hear the cut "Love Is Never Lost", I instantly made the connection. Her voice possesses the precise phrasing and the conversational sensuality that came across in Wilson's work. ” - Howard Dukes