Aniya is a group of 6 musicians with a common goal of turning people on to good jazz music. Their music is a collage of smooth jazz, traditional jazz, Neo-Soul, Latin, Gospel, and Hip Hop. Some people call this music Acid Jazz; however, Aniya would call it good music. Since their start, they have been fortunate to release 4 albums to critical and market acclaim: Spring Fling (2003), In The Moment (2005), One Love (2008), and Full Circle (2011). Each recording gives the listener an “ear’s eye” window into the ever expanding depths of the innovative smooth jazz sounds that come from Aniya. Aniya also has a live performance that is second to none when it comes to creating a pool of sound that enables the listener to rest, listen, and rejuvenate their minds with songs that magnify the simplicities of life’s joys in a way that only great jazz music can do. Aniya is currently in the studio working on their 5th album, Colors of the Sun. This album will further push the envelope of contemporary jazz and expose the listener to a full prism of colorful musical textures, layers, and flavors. It will truly be an earful. Whether on stage or in the studio, the music lover can be sure that their passion is music, their inspiration is life, their goal is perfection, and their name is Aniya. Rest for a while and listen to this music for your mind and soul!

Ebonie Paris

Ebonie Paris was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. She developed her smooth vocal style singing gospel music at Brooklyn’s New Hope Pentecostal Church . At the age of 11 Ebonie went to see The Wiz at the Apollo theater, where she saw Stephanie Mills phenomenal performance , she became Stephanie Mills biggest fan and knew that very night she too wanted to perform . Winning H.S Talent shows and her acceptance to The performing Arts H.S encourage her to continue to have confidence, a glowing spirit , and stage presences. The petite 5ft tall soloist will be sure to leave you with her humble gratitude and gracious performance .
Ebonie has had the pleasure to perform with some of the most talented bands in the tri-state local area including , Urban Legend, Irish , Full Effect, The Eternal Rhythm Band and Aniya Jazz. Now breaking out as a soloist she is looking forward to the exciting journey that is about to come ~
Influenced By Stephanie Mills, Jean Carne, Regina Bell and Gladys Knight, she continues to keep the soul Diva’s in her heart while giving her best.



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Aniya with Ebonie Paris

Saturday, January 5 · 9:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs