Kira Small

Kira sings with all the soul of classic R&B/Blues singers like Etta James, Bonnie Bramlett and (of course) Aretha Franklin, and with the command and ability of jazz singers like Sarah Vaughn and Diana Krall. (especially when she does her solo jazz piano/vocal stuff). She has the lilt and musicality of singers like Corinne Bailey Rae and the contemporary urban soulfulness of Jill Scott. That musicality carries over into her instrumental ability as well, as showcased in both her solo jazz piano/vocal forays and her ensemble work.

Kira writes songs that reach people. Songs about all the things that make the world go ‘round…love, sex, triumph, failure, hope, and most everything else that matters to us all. From the totally groovatious “Sugar Man” to the anthemic self-realization piece “I Will Raise My Voice” her songs are filled with emotion, passion, heart and truth.

Latest release

Raise My Voice is an album of 12 songs - only one of which Kira didn't write. It's soulful and deep and it's better than the last one. Songs range from anthemic ("I Will Raise My Voice") to smoldering sass ("Say My Name" "You Gonna Regret Losing Me") to sweet smoothness ("It's So Good") to stank groove ("I Ain't Never") There's even one called "Hootchie Mama".