What You’re Looking For


Vocalist extraordinaire Kenia explores her roots in Brazilian jazz in What You’re Looking For in 1989. The title song, “What You’re Looking For,” occupied top 12 spots on the Billboard charts for several weeks. Kenia also shines in the song “Over the Rainbow,” invoking an acute emotional response with her soulful tones. The entire album is characterized by a “be-bop/samba” beat, and features various musical greats, such as Larry Carlton, Alex Acuna, Perri Sisters and Luis Conti.

Album Credits

Kenia – Vocals
Alex Acuna – Drums/Percussion
Joel Taylor – Drums
John Pena – Bass
Larry Carlton – Guitar
Marty Ashby – Guitar
Mitch Forman – Keyboards
David Goldblatt – Keyboards
Luis Conte – Percussion
Alvaner Silva – Percussion
Chris Trujillo – Percussion
Jay Ashby – Trombone/Percussion/Background Vocals/ Musical Director Perri – Background Vocals
Darmon Meader – Saxaphone/ Background Vocals
Executive Producer- Kozo Watanabe Recorded and Mixed by – Jim Schleffer
Mastering Engineer – Hiroyuki Hosaka
Production – Coordinator – Robin Walker
Art Direction/Design – Kathleen Covert/Covert Design
Photography – Dan Arsenault