KJBQ - Duo | CANADA, Alberta(no reviews)
Based In: CANADA, Alberta
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Also called Miss K... is a singer/songwriter/actress/performer/dance instructor/choreographer/powerful creator that came into this world with a passion for the spotlight. Born in London Ontario, K grew up surrounded by a music-loving, artistic family and her comprehensive repertoire mirrors her appreciation for many genres of music. Her influences include Big-Band, Jazz, Pop, Funk, R&B, Soul, Motown, Blues, Classical and Rock.
Throughout her life, Karen has enjoyed sharing her talents, whether it be acting out drama skits on the fly, writing poems and songs or showcasing ... in musicals, choirs, bands, and theatrical productions - both paid and in a voluntary capacity. After raising an amazing young lady, Karen decided to follow her own desires and ended up in Calgary Alberta. It was here that she became a dance instructor, got involved in the music scene, released her first EP in 2015 - Time and Again - and just released a new Christmas song in July, 2017 - Love for Christmas (and always). She is currently expanding her repertoire, preparing for world domination, and has formed a dynamic duo with Brian Quaye and they plan to take their talents abroad.
Miss K's love of music and passion for performance are evident in the way she lights up the stage. Her sound has been described as smooth, seductive and an auditory delight that you must encounter. She has an energy that will ignite your soul and fill you with joy and inspiration.
You can listen to her EP at karenjackson.bandcamp.com; her Christmas song at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1Y1Ugj9coZ5aTJ1ckhCMnV5SFFhT1pHQnhzbFJkd0NoSEZr
Born in Accra, Ghana, Brian was exposed to music at a very early age and was a well-trained musician by the age of 14 when he began his entertainment career. He started out as a club-date pianist in hotel restaurants and piano bars. His influences include the greats: Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock to name a few. Throughout his late teens and young adult life, Brian travelled throughout West Africa and along the Ivory Coast honing his craft and developing his unique Jazzy-style. He became a versatile, sought-after musician. accompanying artists of different styles from Highlife music, Reggae, Calypso, Afro-Beat, to World-music in general. His mantra: I can play anything! Brian migrated to Montreal, Canada in 1997 where he played with many artists and was a key participant in many local festivals and entertainment programs such as Festival Nuits D’Afriques; Montreal Jazz Festival; Vues D’Afriques - the annual Montreal Calypso and Soca Competition. In 2000, Brian decided to expand his talent and has since become a skillful sound Engineer and Producer with over 30 albums under his belt. He lives/sleeps/breathes music and when he is not in the studio, you’ll likely find Brian in the kitchen, conjuring a taste of home with his favourite authentic dishes. Brian released his first CD in June of 2017 - LALA - where his talents, knowledge, background, and experience, absolutely shine! It has been referred to as myriad of musical wonder! Ready to once again “hit the road”, Brian has teamed up with a very talented writer/vocalist/performer, Karen Jackson, Their newly formed Dynamic Duo - KJBQ - are taking the world by storm! Look for him: brianquaye.com
KJBQ have been working together for over five years... They have performed at local bars, hotels, piano bars, fundraisers, private functions, and community events.
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