When Kaye sings, she tells the story from her heart. In the spirit of Judy Garland, she loves to entertain and is at her best in front of an audience. Her wide vocal range allows her to manipulate her voice to sound like anything she wants from a packing a wallop on a gutsy blues or energetic swing tune to a passionate ballad to classical high tones or the voice of a 16 year old. Kaye is described as the little girl with a big voice.
Sitting on her father's lap, listening to him play fiddle by ear, she was singing before she was five years old. As a child, the radio was her family’s entertainment. She listened to the radio at every opportunity educating her ears while singing along and learning the then popular songs.
In the early 1990’s she began singing jazz after attending jazz vocal classes with Roger Letson and at Madeline Eastman’s Jazz Camp West. Kaye then formed a band called The Jazz Affair. She has performed with first call Bay Area jazz musicians in clubs and at events such as Café Fino, Katie Blooms, San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, Claremont Hotel, Niccolino's Garden Cafe, The Agenda Lounge,
Hyatt Regency, Prevot's, Art and Wine Festivals, and charter ships in San Francisco and more. Corporations and clubs which have engaged her such as Cisco Systems, Sakata Seed, Magellan, Sony and The Rotary Club for their company events have been very pleased, as stated in their testimonials. At the grand opening of Smart & Final the coordinators said the music was perfect for the setting they were trying to achieve. Kaye Roze Jazz Affair is dedicated to making each performance a happy musical memory.