Khani Cole's assent into the national and international consciousness began after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona from her native Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992.
The move, which initiated many personal changes, sparked the inception of her very first release, Piece Of My Soul, on Fahrenheit Records. Piece Of My Soul was an album with great depth harmonically and lyrically and was quite a departure from the production and performance trends heard on NAC (Smooth Jazz) radio at that time. The release caught on nationwide; specifically in markets with a more liberal radio philosophy. Piece Of My Soul featured jazz greats, Brian Bromberg, Joey DeFrancesco and Marco Russo among others, as Khani and her band toured the summer of '97 and were met with an overwhelming positive response.
Khani Cole has an original and unique sound. She's one of
my favorite voices. -- Joey DeFrancesco
Khani Cole...the voice of Phoenix !! -- George Benson
I've enjoyed working with Khani, she's one of the most
dynamic singers on the scene. - - Nelson Rangell
Khani's soulful alto revails uncommon emotion and strength
-- Jazz Time Magazine
Khani Cole is so consistently solid that it's a little too easy to
take her for granted....she's as good on disc as she is in
person. -- Arizona Republic