Kinga Heming performs live and releases her new album titled "Forever in my Heart".
Jazz chanteuse Kinga Heming was born to sing. “My career began while being baptized as a baby,” she says. “When I screamed out, the attending priest predicted that I would become a singer.” And so, she has. Today, her vocals are as smooth, heady and sophisticated as a well-matured brandy. She describes her style as “jazz, with a twist of soul and R & B.”
Heming credits her parents for gifting her with an appreciation for music, especially jazz. Her father played in a jazz cabaret while her mother constantly played vocal pop and jazz records by The Platters, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and others. Heming originally studied classical piano and voice before fully exploring the world of jazz while at Toronto’s Humber College. In her final year there, she won the Duke Ellington Honoree award.
Kinga has spread her vocal talents throughout Canada singing the American and Canadian national anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors, and internationally-broadcast Hockey Night in Canada. Kinga has performed with pianist Renee Rosnes, Guido Basso, and Don Thompson’s jazz ensemble, and appeared at the National Jazz Awards, the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s Walk of Fame, and on CTV and CBC Radio.
Joining Kinga on this release are some of BC's finest musicians. From Vancouver, Miles Black on Piano, and Gabriel Mark Hasselbach on Trumpet, From Kelowna Loni Moger on Guitar, Bernie Addington on Bass and all the way from Trail Tony Ferraro on Drums.
For further information on Kinga and the event, please visit her website www.kinga-jazz.com.