Kira Hooks

The Los Angeles-based Filipino-American singer-songwriter Kira Hooks has a beautiful life ahead of her. Based on her debut recording, “Elephant Heart,” twelve well-produced original songs that defy strict genre categorization — think “jazz and soul-inflected pop” — almost anything’s possible for this extravagantly talented musician. Hooks is a good writer, and a good instrumentalist. But her biggest asset at this point is her sensational singing voice, which has a satisfying bottom end, a sonorous richness, a texture that one either has or one hasn’t. Hooks has it. And a musical expertise and sophistication that’s hard to comprehend. She’s 20. You can experience her major club debut on December 19, at Catalina Bar & Grill Jazz Club in Hollywood.

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