“There’s that same sense of oneness with the elite jazz-blues lineage- from Bessie Smith to Ma Rainey to Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson- underscored by fiercely individualistic style and a generous dollop of gospel grounding.”
New Album, #knowingishalfthebattle, out NOW!!!
M’Balia is proud to have been selected as a 2017-2018 Jazz-Artist-in-Residence at the Kimmel Center. Along with Doug Hirlinger, Ursula Rucker, Tim Motzer, and John Swana, M’Balia will be collaborating on a suite entitled “Dear Philadelphia.”
Learn more about shows and workshops HERE