The Panther of Cremona Habaka is to release the first single “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” from her forthcoming deluxe vinyl album "Heritage Blue" on 26th June 2020 on Husky Tone Records.
The 2019 BMA (Black Music Awards) Winner of "Best Female Jazz Vocalist Performer" for Las Vegas, was recorded with her band Shakeblues, live in Noale, Italy in the Castle. The concert was sponsored by Occhiali Di Barbara.
Habaka is a 4 Octave Blues, Jazz and Gospel classic songstress-lyricist, educator, producer, and radio host.
Born in Nashville, TN from a family of musicians that played a part in our music history: Her grandfather Jeri Jackson pianist and promoter, Grandmother Irene Jackson dancer, her mother Mary Ann Jackson a dancer and jazz vocalist and her father Melvin Jackson Band leader to Bobby Bluebland 16 years, and saxophonist to the legendary B. B. King (King of the Blues) for more than a decade.
Habaka KFJ has performed on some of the hottest Blues and Jazz stages in the world. The famous Catalina Jazz Club (Los Angeles), The 56th, and 57th Annual Jazz and Blues Riverboat Cruise (Hartford, Connecticut), Suoni Di Marca Festival (Treviso, Italy) (Gdynia Blues Festival (Poland), Carpenetto Romano, San Vito Blues Soul Festival, Portello River Festival, Jazz in San Donà, Budapest Blues Festival, Tropea Blues, Torritta Blues, Pordenone Blues Fest, Narcaro Blues, Narni Blues, Bellinzona Blues Fest, and Trasimeno Blues) she has also shared the stage with such artists such as; The Original Blues Brothers, Bo-Diddley, Wilson Picket, Kenny Neal, Solomon Burke, Louisiana Red, Sandra Hall, Peach's Staten, Ana Popovic, Scott Henderson, Sugar Blue and B. B. King to give you an idea of where she's been and where she's going.
In 2012, Habaka collaborated with the Bella Blues Band now called Shakeblues in Europe where she was featured on their new CD entitled "Blue @", in March 2014 Habaka kfj under the distribution of Tate Music Group released her new CD entitled " I Will Wait For You".
In 2016 Habaka released "Heritage Blue" on Husky Tone Records, stepping into her inheritance paying homage to her lineage and she wears the crown belting out such classics as The Thrill Is Gone, Ain't No Love (In The Heart Of The City), I Put A Spell On You, with a sprinkle of originals presented Habaka Style bringing you into the 21st century, a New Blues.
Reared in Bloomfield, CT, Habaka is known for changing her style with ease and Blues is no different. As she steps up to the mic you know from the first note that you're in for a special treat. Her voice smooth and crystal clear, aggressive yet sultry with a 4 Octave range, commanding just what she wants from her musicians with the energy of Tina Turner, the sassiness of Eartha Kitt, big vibrato of Etta James and Mahalia Jackson. She wears the crown, it’s in her DNA!
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