How’s 09 treating you? Great I hope!

I already have so much to look forward to this year and per usual, I am really excited to tell you about it all…

First up, I wanted you to be the first to know that my debut music video, “I’m So Okay” will be debuting on BETJ this coming Friday. Check your local listings for the exact channel and airing time, but I believe it will premiere during the Soul Sessions countdown at 6PM EST. I want to send a special “Thank You” shout out to Bryant Johnson at BETJ for making this happen and supporting independent artists to the fullest! If you want a sneak peak at the video, check out the link below.

Next…so many people have been asking me when I will be performing in NYC again. As a result, we’ve put together two great duo shows in celebration of Valentine’s Day called, “Kendra On Love”. During both shows, I will be performing both original and cover material.

featuring Johnny Mercer on Piano
Williamsburg Music Center
367 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
February 7th, 9PM


featuring Christian Ver Halen on Guitar
Billie’s Black Restaurant
271 West 119th Street, Harlem
February 11th, 8PM

Finally, I am celebrating the Pittsburgh Steelers superb win over the Baltimore Ravens which gave us yet another AFC Championship title! My boys in Black and Gold will once again be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st. I could not be more excited! Please join me in cheering them on…HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO! I will be waving my TERRIBLE TOWEL all over N – Y – C! 🙂

On a side note, I went to DC last week for Obama’s Inauguration and had such an awesome time. I haven’t even really processed the whole thing yet so I am going to send a separate message about my experience at a later date. I just had to share that with you for now. Stay tuned for more….

Until next time…

Ladies and Gentleman…may I present my first music video, “I’m So Okay” from my debut album, New Voice. The clip was directed by my friend, William Feagins.

Ms. Kendra Ross – “I’m So Okay” Music Video from Will F on Vimeo.

Peace and blessings,
Kendra Ross


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Dear friends-

Aren’t holidays grand? Especially when you have loved ones to share them with. You can’t take any of those moments for granted. I truly count it a blessing to have such a wonderful group of family members and friends who love me just as much as I love them…flaws and all.

As you can see, this past holiday weekend has put me in such a festive mood which is perfect timing because…I will be celebrating my birthday all this week (Dec 4th)!

Come join me in thanking God for yet another chance to get it right. I will be performing this Friday, December 5th, 2008, at the great Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street @ 8PM sharp (they are serious about time and another act is up at 9PM) and best of all it is FREE! Please don’t leave your coins at home though…we will be passing the collection plate (no for real…this is how we pay the musicians)! On stage with me will be some of the best musicians in the biz: Gary Fritz on percussion, Nicole Hamilton on backing vocals, Lonnie Plaxico on upright bass, and Christian Ver Halen on guitar.  For more information on the venue, go to I really hope to see you there; if you come I can tell you where the after party is! 🙂

By the way, to all of those who asked about how I did on my Ethnology mid-term…I didn’t do half bad. Thank you for your prayers.

Next up this month: Writing new material for the next album, preping my applications for PhD programs, a funky fresh remix of “I’m So Okay” and FINALLY the release of my debut music video. 🙂 STaY TuNeD…

Kendra Ross