Kenya released her holiday smooth jazz infused single, “Favorite Things” on streaming outlets everywhere. The single was produced by Stu Stapleton and features the jazz great, Gerald Albright. Kenya has opened up for greats like Lalah Hathaway, Alegbra, and Mint Condition. From her performances at the Essence Festival to teaching young musicians how to handle their business affairs, Kenya stays busy giving us this special surprise for the holiday season. Her sultry vocals accompany the sounds of Mr. Albright and is a crowd pleaser. The single will be found on her upcoming EP, S.H.E. (2019 release).
One of my creative passions is rearranging music. I love to take familiar songs and add a new “twist” to bring a new perspective to the music. I teamed up with Nashville-based producer Stu Stapleton and together we were able to create a very contemporary version of the classic song. Once we laid down all of the music and created a demo version, we agreed we really wanted to include a jazz saxophonist that would not only bring the song to another level, but someone whose sound compliments my style. We agreed Gerald Albright would be a perfect fit! – Kenya