The Kia Bennett SEXtet: Songs To Make Love To (Soul/R&B/Jazz)
A native of Richmond, Virginia and a product of Howard University, Kia made her introduction into entertainment while singing with former Washington D.C. group "Entyme" along with other respected soul artists Geno Young, Sy Smith, and Yahzarah. Kia is a member of the new school RAMP (Roy Ayers Music Production) whose musical contributions provided the world with samples for hits like A Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebum", Mary J. Blige's "My Life" and Erykah Badu's "Amerykah's Promise". Ms. Bennett is best noted for her background vocals which supported international recording artists D'Angelo, Ledisi, Michael Bolton, and others. She is also formerly half of the singing duo, Kia Bennett & Desiree Jordan as KiDe’.
Kia was nominated as 2012 Best New Artist and 2017 Song of The Year (A Beautiful Forever) for SoulTracks Reader’s Choice Awards. Kia has also served as a Board Member and Governor of The Washington D.C. Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammys), ASCAP Member (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), and SoundExchange. She is also a member of WALA (Washington Area Lawyers For The Arts). Kia devotes her time as an Artist in Residence at The Inova Schar Cancer Institute and The Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center in the music and healing arts programs. She currently has an EP entitled, Duet of Daffodils and is currently working on her full-length album.