A native of Richmond, Virginia and a product of Howard University, Kia made her introduction into the entertainment world while singing withformer Washington D.C. group “Entyme” along with other respected soul/jazz artists Geno Young, Sy Smith, and Yahzarah. Kia is a member of the new school RAMP (Roy Ayers Music Production) whose musical contributionsprovided 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 soothing background vocals which blessed international recording artists D’Angelo, Ledisi, Russell Taylor, Michael Bolton, Angela Stribling, Julie Dexter, and Deborah Bond.
In 2015, Kia made her debut performance at the famed Bohemian Caverns Jazz Club and the legendary Blues Alley Jazz Supper Club in Washington, D.C. These two lovely evenings were welcomed with four sold out performances. She also had a debut show in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia through The Richmond Jazz Society where she gave 2 sold out shows as well. Kia recently performed at The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts.
Kia was nominated for 2012 Best New Artist for SoulTracks Readers Choice Awards. Kia is also a Board Member and Governor of The Washington D.C. Chapter of the RecordingAcademy (Grammys) and a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). She currently has an EP entitled, Duet of Daffodils and is currently working on her full length album. Www.kiabennett.