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Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Band R&B Jazz


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"Spotlight on Talent"

Show features area residents of the Inland Empire...

ON THE COVER: Rancho Cucamonga semifinalist H'Atina Gilliard performs her rendition of Billie Holiday's "Good Morning Heartache" during her audition.

Look for Spotlight on the RC talent show March 22 at the Lewis Family Playhouse. Information: Patrick Hediger 909-477-2775 or www.vgculturalcenter.com.

- City News - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

"Torre' Reese to host the CD Release Party for H'Atina!!"

...The official CD release party commences on Thursday, July 25th, 2002 at Atlas Supper Club from 7 to 10 pm. Her name is, H'Atina. The 'H' is silent when her name is pronounced because once she opens her mouth, her passion becomes real to you, loud & clear! Combining a mixture of neo-soul, jazz, rhythm & blues, H'Atina offers to all generations, the new millennium flava of 'damn good music and sangin'!'...Torre' Reese, the special guest host for the evening, has been known throughout the conscious community of Los Angeles as an active producer, singer and cultural activist. In speaking on H'Atina's new CD, Torre' states: "One listen to H'Atina and the meaning of soul music becomes clear. [She has] and authentic powerful voice, a true artist of the highest order. A must have CD, filled with passion, power, love and a sense of purpose." - MusicVideoInsider.com

"H'Atina Releases New Album"

NMR artist, H'Atina (pronounced "ah-Ti-nah"), began her career in the performing arts before she can even remember. Throughout childhood, she developed her talents for music and dance, eventually earning a spot at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. There, she studied music theory, performance, songwriting and vocal jazz, cultivating her intersts in artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Donny Hathaway and Teena Marie.

Her hard work and talent did not go unnoticed. H'Atina was visited by a talent scout searching for backup singers for major record label acts. She jumped at the chance and went on to perform with groups such as IMX (formerly known as 'Immature'), the late Ron Townsen (of the 5th Dimensions), and the jazz group, Art O' Sax.

Today, H'Atina performs at LA venues, such as The Gig and Dragonfly with her 5-piece band...On stage, they've achieved the sort of unspoken sync and understanding that all great musical groups eventually reach, each one knowing where the others are headed in each jazz break or groove.

H'Atina is currently promoting her new self-titled album and can be reached at 909-964-9163 or hatinasmuzick@yahoo.com. - NewMusicReporter.com

"Demo Critiques - H'Atina"

Received an average score of 6.4:
Production: 7
Lyrics: 6
Music: 6
Vocals: 7
Musicianship: 6

A collection of eight songs by this singer/songwriter and her backup players captures an adept, soulful vocalist via production that's clear and warm. "Fever" is a sensual love plea, "The Rain" exhibits some old-school funkiness, and "Hide & Seek" has vocal blends that are very tasty. H'Atina's vision is not far afield from Jill Scott, who's found a way to make classic soul and R&B sound contemporary, and we feel she should work to develop a distinctive vision. But, she has a future in music. - Music Connection Magazine


Won MVP award for her role in the musical Smokey Joe's Cafe at the Lewis Family Playhouse in 2008.

H'Atina's music featured on online radio stations like Indie 104 (iradiola.com).

Appears on independent artist websites like CDbaby.com, Sonicbids.com, NotRated.com and Soul Clinic (soul-treasures.com).

2006 Southern California Music Awards Nominee for Best R&B.

CD: H'Atina (self-titled), featuring "Fever" and "Change" - Buy your copy today at www.cdbaby.com/hatina.

Television appearance on 'Tha Zone TV', Channel 56.

Radio Interview with Cliff and Janine (The HomeTeam) on 102.3 KJLH.

Television appearance on BET Live! with IMX (formerly known as 'Immature').



H’Atina, the “H” is silent. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she is no foreigner to entertainment. H’Atina has been dancing, singing and performing since her tyke years. She began dancing and decided to take up singing, as she has always loved to sing and perform on stage. Being a great writer, she writes songs and poetry as well. H’Atina attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she studied music and received training in the areas of music theory, performance, chorus, ear training, musical theatre, songwriting and vocal jazz. Her vocal background and abilities include rhythm & blues, pop, funk, neo-soul, jazz, adult contemporary and musical theatre. Her influences include Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie, Anita Baker, Stephanie Mills, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, and Janet Jackson, to name a few. Performance-wise she has worked with the late Ron Townsen (of the 5th Dimensions), jazz group: Art O’ Sax, and performed on BET Live! with IMX (formerly known as ‘Immature’). Her sultry voice and tight 5-piece band, Black Water, have graced the stages of hot spots throughout Southern California and Arizona, like The Gig, The Mint, The Cinegrill, Dragonfly, Fais Do Do, The Atlas Supper Club, The Martini Lounge, The Voodoo Lounge, Giancarlo (formerly Farfalla), Diego’s, Bluewater Casino, and Dante’s Den at the Sixty-Six Club., drawing anywhere from 50 to 200 guests or more depending on the venue size. She has also performed at festivals like the Malcolm X Festival in Leimert Park, and in Smokey Joe's Cafe the musical at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. H’Atina has also recorded with great musicians like Wilton Felder of the Jazz Crusaders and Gerald Albright, as well as worked with hot producers like Jeremy and Sweet of Sway’d Cap Productions (producers & writers of Jennifer Lopez’ “Love don’t cost a thing”) and Andre Cymone, as well as upcoming producers like Ron Steven “Brainstorm” Baker and Rick “Redd” Alder. Additionally, H’Atina received a live radio interview on 102.3 KJLH with Cliff & Janine…The Home Team, and a television interview on Tha Zone TV. She released her first CD in 2002, has been promoting and selling her self-titled CD, and is now working on a new CD project. She is also a 2006 Southern California Music Awards Nominee for Best R&B and was voted MVP for her key role in the musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe in 2008. H’Atina’s music defines her and energizes her to give her audience the best of H’Atina. She captivates her audience through her unique and sultry voice and her passionate performance. Yes, H’Atina is an independently unique artist who will be around providing great music to fans for years to come.