IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
K. JAZZ: I was born and raised in the great city of Houston, TX where some of the hottest artist in the industry today launched from.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
K. JAZZ: My musical background started as a young girl singing in the children’s, youth and young adult choirs at my home church; than later as a teen in high school, veered towards more of a professional career, singing for some major artists as well as local gigs. Singing for me comes naturally, being born into a family of talent, from my mother, aunts and uncles who are vocally inclined as well as my father who is vocally and instrumentally inclined.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
K. JAZZ: Music has always been a passion of mine, to not only sing and play piano, but to teach vocals as well. I attended Priarie View A&M where I majored in vocal music, which only enhanced my career as a vocalist. I thoroughly enjoy singing, recording and entertaining for my fans, and the music I write is generally always centered around real life ventures that people can and will relate to. Music has a way of relaying messages some people are not able to say in person or face to face. It in some cases is understood to have its own language, which is universal and can be understood by all. So many people continue to request my songs because of the soulful and true feel of R&B, which is what I stand by, and have been most requested and well overdue following some of our greats in the industry over time; whereas, also to most people have been missing for a long time.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
K. JAZZ: My songs are about love, relationships, encouragement and empowerment, all of which life entails, which is why people can relate to it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
K. JAZZ: Most of my fan base ranges from the age of 18 to 45, but has been known to be enjoyed by other ages as well, from 10 and up to over 45. The younger ones are mostly drawn to maybe a word or melody I said and then repeat it. I think this is so sweet, and I love all my fans; I call them my little people fans; all that does is start a new generation of lovers for good music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
K. JAZZ: My musical influences range from many genres simply because of their talent, and great music that has lasted throughout time. Just to name a few, this range goes from the Bee gees, to Aretha Franklin, Patty Labelle, Isley Brothers, Frankie Beverly, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Tina Marie, Chaka Khan and many others.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
K. JAZZ: My music is best described as soulful, powerful, inspirational and sensual, with a gospel touch of messages people can relate to.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
K. JAZZ: What makes me stand out from other artists is my delivery of vocal ability, as well as holding to true R&B. My goal is and will always be, to deliver great music from the soul, like many great artists before me, creating music that last the test of time. We have our pop, rock, rap and R&B, but every now and again, people look for that soul music, where they can sit back, relax and get in tune with themselves listening to music that touches the soul or relay a message in a way others can’t.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
K. JAZZ: I am currently working on delivering more great music to my fans, which entails two upcoming singles, and eventually an album, followed by K Jazz’s own clothing and fragrance line.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
K. JAZZ: My career goals for the next 10 years will be to continue making more music, working on other projects with some of my favorite major artists and building on my businesses.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
K. JAZZ: There are many places my fans can gain access to my current music; CDbaby.com, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, and other online stores. I am also on Twitter- @kjazzmusic, Facebook – htownjewel and www.kjazz.com
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