NIGHT LIFE MAGAZINE
Much like her father's, Zakiya's vocal instrument has a dusky, shimmering feel.
Zakiya sounds more like the offspring of George Benson. Zakiya has the talent to carve a niche on the jazz chart with an excellent voice.
BLUES SUEDE NEWS
Hooker's sophisticated voice does not scream or growl. Instead, it purrs.
CONTRA COSTA TIMES
Zakiya has earned the right to sing the Blues.
Flavors of the Blues highlights Zakiya's common trait with her dad - the soothing quality of their voices.
John's daughter, Zakiya makes the most of her classy, cautious and considered approach to the Blues.
SAN DIEGO JAZZ & BLUES MAGAZINE
What Zakiya does is for real and she sings like a bird