July 25th El Cid/ Los Angeles
July 11th The Viper Room/ Los Angeles
June 6th Social State House/ Los Angeles
May 18 The Study Hollywood/ Los Angeles
Apr 20 The Mint/ Los Angeles
Apr 14 The Silverlake Lounge/ Los Angeles
Nov 14 CSU LA International Festival/ Los Angeles
Oct 11 CSU LA Arts & Letters Showcase/ Los Angeles
Sept 28 CSU LA Awards (Private Event)/ Los Angeles
July 19 LUX Vierdaagsefeesten Nijmegen/ The Netherlands
July 16 SMKMRKT Festival Nijmegen/ The Netherlands
June 20 ArtEZ International Radboud/ The Netherlands
June 8 Paradigm Shift Festival Arnhem/ The Netherlands
May 17 ArtEZ Originals Luxor Live Arnhem/ The Netherlands
May 11 Hoogte 80 Festival Arnhem/ The Netherlands
KIA is a Dutch singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Her brand of authenticity consists of expressive sounds and raspy vocals, which she is ready to share with the world.
While music has always been a part of KIA’s life, she developed an affinity for jazz a few years ago and earned her Bachelor in Music degree with honors at the ArtEZ Conservatory Jazz & Pop in Arnhem, The Netherlands. After that she decided to move to LA where she is finishing up her Masters in Music in Commercial Music.
KIA has worked on several projects since, and now leads her own band with which she has been crafting original music. Much like KIA’s own mixed heritage, her sound is a blend of various genres; a base of neo-soul with touches of jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B and pop.
Her lyrics are heartfelt and true, and wrapped in a soulful package. KIA is a charismatic personality and a distinctive vocalist/songwriter/rapper who seeks to touch her audiences with her passionate stories.