Kiki Ebsen

Kiki Ebsen

BandPopJazz

Smooth sultry vocalist/pianist, Kiki Ebsen, fits comfortably into a trio setting. Blend Laura Nyro with some Rickie Lee Jones, then add a splash of Joni Mitchell. Her warm, relaxed, personal style of delivery lets an audience know they’re about to be a part of a wonderful musical celebration.

Biography

Eclectic jazz-pop chanteuse, Kiki Ebsen has a warm, relaxed, personal style of delivery that lets an audience know they're about to experience and be a part of a wonderful musical celebration. She has enthusiastic fans worldwide singing her praises including Steve Quirk, British DJ, who says "Kiki Ebsen is a sleeping giant in contemporary music... who deserves to be heard".

Her current studio release, simply entitled Kiki,, was produced by Grammy winning producer, Paul Brown. It is a collection of her shimmering, jazz-infused originals as well as a few well-rendered cover tunes. "Kiki" made the cut as part of Fusion Flavours "Best of 2005", checking in at #12. One of the gems on this CD is a song that her father, the late actor Buddy Ebsen, wrote called "Missing You”. Kiki was interviewed recently by A&E for her father’s Biography segment and sang a bit of "Missing You" in his honor. Kiki looks forward to another year of great musical performances including the 3rd Annual Temecula Jazz Festival and the 11th annual Waikaloa Music Festival in Hawaii. As a keyboardist and singer, she's had the good fortune to work with some of the best-known musical headliners in the world, including Chicago, Christopher Cross, Al Jarreau, Tracy Chapman, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald. Her songs have also been featured in movies and TV including The Young and the Restless and Another World. She has opened for Peter Cetera, Christopher Cross and Al Stewart. Kiki's songs deal with the complexities of love and family relationships, and she believes that music and the arts can bless and enrich our lives everyday.

Born into an entertainment family, Kiki attended the California Institute of the Arts, receiving her BFA in vocal performance. Her last CD, "Love Loud", is "about as close to perfect as any recording can get" according to Les Reynolds at Indie Music.com. It also made The Muse's Muse Top 10 list of favorite records of 2002. Her first CD, "Red", features classic performances by Boney James and is (according to Beth Lewis of Mac Report), "the kind of debut most artists can only dream of creating". Both CD's showcase her talent as a singer and her tremendous gift for writing songs. Kiki also spent a season singing and playing keyboards in the band for the Wayne Brady Show (KCAL) .

She recently played keys and sang with Melissa Etheridge and Patty Griffin on the Women Rock concert series for the LIFETIME Channel. Her vocals are featured on the new Peter White CD "Déjà Vu" due out this year.

Kiki is passionate about animals and is a champion equestrian. She regularly donates her talent playing concerts to promote and raise money for animal rescue and encourages people to spay and neuter their pets.

Discography

RED (SINDROME 8898)
LOVE LOUD (PPM 11458)
KIKI. (PPM 41805)

Set List

From the midnight ultralounge gig to an afternoon performance at a local winery or a fine dining restaurant to a modern art show opening, songs for my shows are tailored to meet your specific needs. I can perform solo, duo, trio or with a full band. Sets are a mixture of my originals and unique jazzy interpertations of current tunes, classics, and standards.