June 29: Suite Jazz Series Presents Kayla Waters
Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge, home of The Suite Jazz Series, at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. They Award-Winning Jazz Pianist Kayla Waters on Thursday night, June 29. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information including reservations and tickets, can be found at 404-577-2500 or at JazzBeat Promotions or eventbrite.com.
Kayla Waters is a chart-topping recording artist, composer, producer and music director. After signing a multi-album record deal with Trippin N’ Rhythm (SONY), Kayla made Billboard history by becoming the first female pianist and composer to reign atop the charts at the No. 1 spot for 6 consecutive weeks. Beautifully composed and eloquently written, Kayla’s sophomore album, "Coevolve" has dazzled the hearts of many and awarded her two Billboard No. 1 singles “Zephyr” and “Full Bloom.” Recently, Kayla’s musical achievements have been extolled on prestigious platforms, as she was honored with the Rising Star in Jazz award (Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Foundation of Atlanta) and the Best Jazz Artist award (The Wammies & The Musicianship) in Washington, DC where she is based. This polished young woman premiered with the Billboard No. 1 single "I Am" from her debut album, "Apogee.” Both the single and album hit Billboard’s yearend charts, underscoring her remarkable breakout year. The spotlight has humbly created opportunities for Kayla to play and perform with music legends and prominent recording artists, including Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Avery*Sunshine, Maysa Leak, Kim Burse and Ray Chew to name a few. Passionately alluring, Kayla gracefully flourishes on stage, having played exhilarating and exuberant concerts at intimate venues, illustrious theaters and acclaimed festivals such as the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival, Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Music City Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Supercruise and the Algarve Jazz Festival in Portugal. Poised with purpose, the luminous artist shined brightly on national television at BET’s acclaimed “Black Girls Rock” awards show, revealing her tenacity and versatility by performing with legend Gladys Knight, Marsha Ambrosius, Corinne Bailey Rae and Imani Uzuri. The keyboardist was also invited to be a featured performer at the inaugural Fender Rhodes Fest in Los Angeles alongside a host of music contemporaries.