Donna Kimura

Donna Kimura

The story goes that Dee Daniels sang her first church solo at age 9, honed her style in the era of R&B and then came to fruition during a five-year stay in Europe.This m…
After more than a dozen albums to her name, Meredith d’Ambrosio has released her first CD made up entirely of her own material.She wrote all the lyrics as well as music …
Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin and bassist Stephan Crump make their recording debut as a duo on "Open Wide."Performing 10 original compositions by Chapin, the pair deliver…
Nnenna Freelon is on a roll.Her last CD, "Soulcall," earned a pair of Grammy nominations, the fourth and fifth of her 10-year recording career.As a follow-up, Freelon…
Carmen McRae had a voice made for ballads, sad ones.It was like an eggshell, simultaneously tough and fragile. This unique quality comes through on the CD release of "Bi…
Two years after her successful debut CD, Claudia Acuna releases "Rhythm of Life."The Chilean vocalist once against delivers her unique sound that blends languages and cr…
George Evans’ "From Moment to Moment" is a welcome surprise.Just when it looked like young male jazz singers were a threatened species, Evans proves there’s life out the…
Singer Kathy Kosins writes new songs that sound old.Her latest CD, "Mood Swings," features seven original compositions, including the dreamy "Paradise" that’s reminiscen…
One doesn’t have to know the literal meaning of Angelique Kidjo’s songs to understand them.Steeped in the rhythms and traditions of her West African roots, her music tra…
Hydeus Kiatta is a San Francisco Bay Area-based singer and songwriter. Born and raised in the Monterey-Salinas region, she began performing at the age of three with her sis…