Host of HABAKA'S BEE HIVE
an eclectic jazzy, brazzy, bluesy buzz for my honey bee's
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!
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 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.
Winner of the 2019 BMA (Black Music Awards) of "Best Female Jazz Vocalist Performer" for Las Vegas, Habaka is a 4 Octave Blues, Jazz and Gospel classic songstress-lyricist, educator, producer, and previous radio host of Blackberry Jazz Radio
NOW, Habaka is back to radio! She is ready to share her love of music and her many talents to the radio world as she joins Connecticut based Power Muzic Radio hosting Habaka’s Beehive. An eclectic jazzy, brazzy, bluesy buzzzzz show.