Brenda Boykin, the voice of Club des Belugas
album coming in 2008
One of the great contemporary jazz singers. To say it with Lee Hildebrand's (music critic and music historian) words: "the most authentic and most creative voice of this generation."
Brenda Boykin used to live in San Francisco until 2004. Since then she lives in Wuppertal, Germany.
She has performed at many of the famous jazz festivals like the Monterey Jazz Festivals, San Francisco Blues Festivals, DuMaurier Jazz Festivals in Vancouver, Umbria Jazz Festivals and the Montreux Jazz Festival (which she was awarded best vocalist in 2005), she also has performed in Mexico, France, New Zealand, Japan and of course thousands of times in the USA and Germany.
1997 she received a BAMMY nomination for "Best vocalist of the Year".
Since 2005 she's working with the German Nu-Jazz Project "Club des Belugas"
Brenda Boykin's solo album "chocolate and chilli", which has been released in October 2008, has been chosen by BBC among the best albums of the year 2008.