Dutch and Indonesian singer soulwriter KIA is an authentic artist based in Los Angeles whose soulful sound and memorable timbre is ready to be heard. Much like her own mixed heritage, her music is a blend of various genres; a base of neo-soul with a strong emphasis on pop and touches of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B. KIA’s music has been described as “deep and hypnotic” (Buzz-Music LA), “…upper echelon of today’s soul wave.” (Xttrawave).
KIA has written and recorded for several productions like web-series “Hard Medicine” (USA), G’Day productions “Honoring Liam Hemsworth and Helen Reddy” and “Standing Together” (USA), upcoming movie “Help! I Shrunk My Friends” (Germany), and upcoming series “Madam$” (USA) and “The Walkers” (USA). She recently received her first American Award (NAMM President’s Innovation Award), became a top finalist at the IMSTA songwriting competition and a semi-finalist at the International Songwriting Competition.
KIA received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance with honors from ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Conservatory in Arnhem (The Netherlands). She pursued an academic semester in Songwriting at the Cornel School of Contemporary Music (Los Angeles). Some of her previous mentors are: Izaline Calister, Michael Indart, Jessica Vautor, Carla Hasset, Abraham Laboriel, Paul de Castro and Oscar Hernandez. She recently received her Master’s Degree at the California State University in Los Angeles for Vocal Performance where she specialized in Commercial Music.