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Kaylene Peoples is what you call a quadruple threat. She was a model and 2-time Miss California; she is a vocalist with a rare 5-octave range, a multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer/arranger/conductor. Kaylene graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Composition and Ethnomusicology, and completed an elite Masters program in Film Scoring under the direction of Academy Award-winner composer Walter Scharf. She also mentored with Academy Award-winner composers David Raksin and Henry Mancini; and has even played piano side by side with Oscar winner film composer Jerry Goldsmith. Kaylene has written and conducted countless string arrangements for record labels, including Capitol Records, Polygram, Warner Bros., EMI, and Universal/Republic. Her dossier doesn’t just stop there. She has written huge bodies of musical works including neo-classical symphonies and composed and conducted a ten-Act ballet titled Apocalitica. Her orchestration skills can be heard on several movie sound tracks, including American Pie 2, Serendipity, Ruby, and her own multi-award-winning feature film she directed, Redemption. She is also an award-winning L.A. Music Awards producer for Best R&B Album of the Year and Best New Artist Christina Fasano’s Spiritually Wet. Kaylene’s first jazz CD All Jazzed Up! made a splash across the nation when her single, “Do You Remember,” was played across the country. The single climbed to the top of the independent charts (AC40/NMW! Top 100 Chart/FMQB & ACQB!, and Indie 100 chart). Her newest CD My Man is making quite an impression on jazz lovers through the airwaves and in concert. Since the release of My Man, Kaylene has repeatedly hit #1 on the Reverbnation Jazz Charts, and remains in the Top 40; and from My Man, “Giant Steps” won Best Jazz Song for the Akademia Music Awards in December 2015.

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“I enjoyed every bit of Kaylene Peoples's show at Catalina Jazz Club; but what really made the most impact was her unique style. I hadn't really seen much of this type of stage presence in recent jazz performances.”

— Patrick Abrel, Journalist

“Kaylene Peoples skillfully handled Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5” and showed off her range by scatting the catchy rhythms. On “How Deep Is the Ocean,” her solid, sensual tone reached down into the heart of that classic ballad with a speedy punctuated lyrical voice she dashed off Chick Corea’s “Spain.” Her flute solo on “How Insensitive” echoed a haunting, lonely sound while she put forth a pulsing beat

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Album Carol of the Bells by Kaylene Peoples

Carol of the Bells

Boogsey Music
2017

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Album MY MAN by Kaylene Peoples

MY MAN

Boogsey Music Label/ City Hall Records Distribution
2015

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Album The Meaning of Christmas by Kaylene Peoples

The Meaning of...

Boogsey Music
2013

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Album All Jazzed Up! by Kaylene Peoples

All Jazzed Up!

Boogsey Music
2005

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Take Five

Take Five

Kaylene Peoples
MY MAN

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