4 Octave International Classic BJ&G recording Vocalist, producer and songwriter performing in Festivals, Cathedral's, Theaters'and Jazz Club venue's ranging from 50 people to 10, 0000 people, throughout the USA and Europe.
Habaka's smooth contralto voice will remind you of the likes of Cassandra Wilson, Sade, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Etta James, Nancy Wilson, Mahalia Jackson, and the list could go on and on but this is just to give you an idea of what you might expect from this power house vocalist. She's one of the most sought after vocalists in her genere throughout Europe.
Last Thursday at the Vecchia Arena we had the honour of listening the most powerful concert of the season: Habaka Kay Foster Jackson and her jazz quartet!!!
An amazing voice supported by a great band..
Thank u HAbaka!!!
Response from Habaka Kay Foster Jackson:
Thank you so much to Vecchia Arena Club, what a pleasure it was to perform at your venue, Milan is wonderful and the audience was incredible!!! Once again thank you Stefano! Hugs Habaka
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, Italian
What to Expect
HABAKA KAY FOSTER JACKSON
Is always professional, outgoing to provide the ultimate in service, her concerts are packed with an Energy that leaves her audiences asking for more. She starts out soft as a kitten and ends with a roar! No matter what type of venue Habaka performs for big or small her concert is always at the highest level of artistry wheather she's in a Duo, Trio, 4tet or Big Band performance you'll always be totally satisfied.
After transferring to Atlanta, Georgia international jazz singer/songwriter and recording artist, Habaka Kay Foster Jackson extensively started performing throughout Europe participating in numerous Jazz, Gospel, and Blues festivals. Born in the music capitol Nashville, Tennessee, and reared in Bloomfield, Connecticut Habaka was positively impacted by the constant influences of world-renowned talent during her formative years. Coming from a musical family her father Melvin Jackson, was the tenor saxophonist for the legendary B.B. King, and her mother Mary Ann Jackson, was also a jazz vocalist and dancer who traveled extensively in bands that included Elvis Presley.
Habaka's first single released on an independent label AMP Records entitled "The Bomb" with a group named the IZ Army, her second release on Exodus Records a independent label as well entitled "Eternal Life" with the gospel group "The Burning Bush" were all stepping stones that lead Habaka to becoming a solo artist. Habaka has recorded three CD’s & two Single CD releases in Europe under a Disco compilation to her credit ---Super Advise (2002), Comment a Va (2004), my favorite things (2002), Hold On (1999) and Live On Blues Island with Mike Sponza (2005). Habaka's most recent recording in (2012) was in collaboration with the Bella Blues Band where she's been featured on their new CD entitled "Blue@", in 2013 Habaka's first Christmas recording "Back in the city...It's Christmas!" co-produced by Habaka, which re-released December 3rd nationwide in the USA along with her jazz album "I Will Wait For You" released March 2014 through Tate Music Group which is already being aired on internet Blue Plate Radio, New Urban Jazz Lounge, SDM Radio and Radio 883 in Europe. The voice of Habaka can be heard on numerous other CD’s, commercials on Sky TV/Italy, and several commercials/USA.
As a vocalist Habaka has collaborated with several of the greats and Habaka has maintained a lucrative entertainment career exclusively in Europe performing before audiences of thousands including clients of noble fare. It has been her distinct pleasure to perform on the stage of some the most prominent theaters, festivals, and churches in Europe. A few are listed below: Germany: 8th New Orleans meets Zofinger Festival; Hungary: Budapest Blues Festival; Italy: Mantova: Theater Bibiena, Bergamo-Theater Donizetti, Bergamo Blues & Gospel Festival, Milan-Sugar Reef, Idro Scala, Sacra di San Michele, Torino, and Pordenone Blues Festival, Rome- Theater Orione, Como-Lario Jazz R & B Festival, San Remo-Festival of Jubil Music, Theater San Remo, SanVito Blues Festival, Sicily, Umbria-Trasimeno Blues Festival, Venezia-Women In Jazz, Jazz Italia, Torrita Blues Festival, and Narcaro Blues Festival; Malta: Theater of Malta; Spain: Barcelona Expo 2000; Santiago-Hope Music Festival; Switzerland: St. Gallen Theater, Bellinzona Blues Festival Lubijana, Zagrabia, Polland, Bolivia, Australia.
With a strong technical background, and a deep sultry yet warm and crystal clear voice, her jazz roots bring an expressive energy to the interpretation of a song. Ms. Habaka uniquely emphasizes the melodic lines with a signature approach which has made her famous where she involves and fascinates the audience as she sings with a great sense of division. Habaka is an artist who marries personality, feeling and poetic sense to a vocal style based on “chiaroscuri” (the shadings, dark and light, of the compositions). Another refreshing aspect of Habaka's performance is the educational component. Habaka Kay Foster Jackson reveals the story behind the songs and commits to recalling the path and history of several of the greatest vocialists of all times Ella Fitzgerald, Cassandra Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Shirley Horn, Mahalia Jackson just to name a few and Habaka is quickly making a name for herself as one of the most sensitive yet demanding voices on the jazz scene today.
Habaka headed & directed an Italian Gospel Choir, "The Free Voices.”, that has ministered in some of the most prominent Cathedral's in Europe.
Additional Booking Notes
Travels World Wide. Normally venues such as Festivals, Theater's and Cathedrals, or Auditoriums professional lighting staging and sound service is provided.
Travel Expenses, Food and Hotel if needed is also added in the budget of the perormance. For small clubs PA system can be provided by Habaka Kay Foster Jackson group.
Past Booked Events
|October 29, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|May 12, 2015||Awards Night|
Standard Jazz Tunes: My Funny Valentine, Summertime, On A Clear Day, You Don't Know What Love Is, Our Day Will Come, Girl Talk, God Bless The Child, Stormy Wheather, Forget Me, What You Won't Do For Love, All Of Me just to name a few.
Gospel/Traditional & Contemporary: Down By The Riverside, Magnify The Lord, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Motherless Child, Sooner, Hold On, He's An Ontime God, God Is Good To Me, Eternity, Amen, Hear These Praises, Oh Happy Day, I'm Saved, I'm A Winner, When The Saints Go Marchin In, just to name a few, along with original songs in both generes.
Influences & Inspiration
I've been influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, Billy Holiday, Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Cassandra Wilson, Albertina Walker, Shirly Ceasar, Donnie McClurkin
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