Barbie Anaka

Contemporary jazz/pop vocalist, songwriter and recording artist

Barbie Anaka has been a northwest favorite, catapulting onto the contemporary jazz scene with a sold out CD release party for her debut album, “In Love With a Memory” at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in 2001. A unique, triple-threat talent as a singer, songwriter and producer, this artist carved her own niche with a sound that blurs the lines between jazz, pop and R&B. On the heels of favorable television and print reviews, Barbie performed throughout the northwest with her band at many venues and concerts, was featured weekly as house band at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, and performed live on channel 13’s (FOX) morning news. Los Angeles' New Music Weekly magazine wrote, "Were we ever impressed... this artist combines brains with beauty and has excellent material that is very radio ready." New Age Retailer magazine said, "Anaka's voice is pure and fresh… the musicians are excellent and the arrangements sing with originality and gentle passion."
Following her debut CD, she released a second recording, a piano/vocal album of traditional jazz standards entitled, “Ballads Through the Night”, paying tribute to her jazz roots. Indie-Music.com wrote, "This is moonlight over a quiet ocean. A romantic dinner by candlelight. Barbie Anaka is a more angelic Streisand with a sultry, resonant, rich voice that turns old-fashioned, classic jazz into living magic." Indiemusicreview.com praised the vocalist, "One thing is certain this girl can sing! Her rich vocal tones shine with unwavering beauty as she carefully pushes out each syllable." And weekendenvironments.com said, "You want sultry and seductive, powerful and inspiring, tender and romantic it is all here!"
Now, in 2013, after taking time away from recording to focus on producing and developing up and coming artists, Barbie returns to the scene with her third CD, the groove-oriented, “Speechless”… showcasing her melodic songwriting and the smooth, pristine voice we’ve never forgotten.

Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 05/06/2017 at 08:30 PM @ 13 COINS RESTAURANT in SeaTac, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6xln1u

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Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 04/01/2017 at 08:30 PM @ 13 COINS RESTAURANT in SeaTac, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6wfrev

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Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 03/04/2017 at 08:30 PM @ 13 COINS RESTAURANT in SeaTac, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6vilas

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Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 02/04/2017 at 08:30 PM @ 13 COINS RESTAURANT in Sea Tac, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6um8u2

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Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 01/27/2017 at 08:00 PM @ 13 Coins in Seattle, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6ud8eu

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Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 01/14/2017 at 08:30 PM @ 13 Coins in Seattle, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6ty6u3

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Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 01/14/2017 at 08:30 PM @ 13 Coins in Seattle, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6twidj

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Barbie Anaka

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Barbie Anaka has a show on 01/14/2017 at 08:30 PM @ 13 Coins in Seattle, WA https://www.reverbnation.com/q/6twicv

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