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The Pulse of Entertainment: Jazz Pianist Kayla Waters Release ‘Presence' July 7, 2023 on Shanachie Entertainment

(June 30, 2023)- "God," said Billboard Chart Topping Jazz keyboardist Kayla Waters about the meaning of her new album "Presence" (Shanachie Entertainment). "At first the name was ‘Abundance.' All the titles have to do with the ocean and all the the ocean. I used my love of God to show His presence."

Classically trained, Kayla is one of twins and the daughter of Jazz icon saxophonist Kim Waters (Regina Belle, Maysa). She started piano lessons at six years old because her parents saw a passion in her for music. Kayla has shared the stage with her father for many years and developed her own style described as Urban Smooth Jazz. This "Presence" album is her debut on her new label Shanachie Entertainment. Shanachie has a roster that includes her dad and Marion Meadows, Keiko Matsui, Hil St. Soul, Norman Brown, Isaac Carree, Najee, Jeff Lorber Fusion band, Jazz Funk Soul band, Teedra Moses, and Angie Stone.

"We were working on my third album and I said dad it's time to make a switch (in record labels)," Kayla said when I asked about her recent signing with Shanachie Entertainment. "Dad sent it over to Danny. My last album was in 2018...5 years since I had an album. But God's timing is so perfect. He opened the door to Shanachie."

Waters, who has garnered four #1 hits on Billboard, managed to stay at #1 for six weeks breaking a Billboard record. Kayla talked about how fortunate she is having Kim Waters as a dad that has a position in the industry that can help her. On the "Presence" album, her third project and first on the Shanachie imprint, there is production assistance from Kim Waters (The Sax Pack) and Grammy nominated Chris "Big Dog" Davis (Will Downing, Najee).

"He is actually based in Connecticut," the Howard graduate said about working with the legendary Jazz keyboardist "Big Dog". "I went there for a couple of days and brought my ideas on piano."

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Dr. Eunice Moseley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations and Business Management Strategist and Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore EVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 24th year. Next events are coming to Baltimore via Zoom Saturday April 15, 2023, presented by Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times, and Los Angeles via Zoom Saturday, November 11 2023. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference offering a Professional Industry Panel Q&A Session, a Professional Talent Showcase and National Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $17,500 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto, a 501 c3, for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email

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