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Habaka KFJ

After transferring to Atlanta, Georgia international jazz singer/songwriter and recording artist, Habaka Kay Foster Jackson extensively started performing throughout Europe participating in numerous Jazz, Gospel, and Blues festivals. Born in the music capital Nashville, Tennessee, and reared in Bloomfield, Connecticut Habaka was positively impacted by the constant influences of world-renowned talent during her formative years. Coming from a musical family her father Melvin Jackson was tenor saxophonist for the legendary B.B. King and her mother Mary Ann Jackson was also a jazz vocalist and dancer who traveled extensively in bands that included Elvis Presley.

Habaka's first single released on an independent label AMP Records entitled "The Bomb" with a group named the IZ Army, her second release on Exodus Records an independent label as well entitled "Eternal Life" with the gospel group "The Burning Bush" were all stepping stones that led Habaka to becoming a solo artist. Habaka has recorded three CD’s & two Single CD releases in Europe under a Disco compilation to her credit —-Super Advise (2002), Comment Ça Va (2004), my favorite things (2002), Hold On (1999) and Live On Blues Island with Mike Sponza (2005). Habaka's most recent recording in (2012) was in collaboration with the Bella Blues Band where she's been featured on their new CD entitled "Blue@", in 2013 Habaka's first Christmas recording "Back in the city...It's Christmas!" co-produced by Habaka, which re-released December 3rd nationwide in the USA, along with an anticipation of her Debut album "I Will Wait For You" which is already being aired on the internet's Blue Plate Radio, New Urban Jazz Lounge, SDM Radio, Radio 883 in Europe. The voice of Habaka can be heard on numerous other CD’s, commercials on Sky TV/Italy, and several commercials/USA.

As a vocalist, Habaka has collaborated with several of the greats and has maintained a lucrative entertainment career exclusively in Europe performing before audiences of thousands including clients of noble fare. It has been her distinct pleasure to perform on the stages of some the most prominent theaters, festivals, and churches in Europe. A few are listed below: Germany: 8th New Orleans meets Zofinger Festival; Hungary: Budapest Blues Festival; Italy: Mantova: Theater Bibiena, Bergamo-Theater Donizetti, Bergamo Blues & Gospel Festival, Milan-Sugar Reef, Idro Scala, Sacra di San Michele, Torino, and Pordenone Blues Festival, Rome- Theater Orione, Como-Lario Jazz R & B Festival, San Remo-Festival of Jubil Music, Theater San Remo, SanVito Blues Festival, Sicily, Umbria-Trasimeno Blues Festival, Venezia-Women In Jazz, Jazz Italia, Torrita Blues Festival, and Narcaro Blues Festival; Malta: Theater of Malta; Spain: Barcelona Expo 2000; Santiago-Hope Music Festival; Switzerland: St. Gallen Theater, Bellinzona Blues Festival Lubijana, Zagrabia, Polland, Bolivia, Australia.

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In her genre, Habaka is number one in Europe! Taco
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