|Genres:||R&B / Soul Vocals|
|Tags:||rnb soul female vocalists smooth jazz quiet storm miki howard miki howrd 80s easy listening soul diva love ballad|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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1962, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The former lead vocalist of Side Effect, soul/R&B singer Miki Howard combines spiritual soul music with touches of jazz singing. Before turning solo, she was a jazz session singer, working with, among others, Grover Washington Jnr. , Philip Bailey and Billy Cobham. Come Share My Love attracted comparisons with Regina Belle, while Love Confessions introduced a slick R&B sound and included Thats What Love Is, a duet with Gerald LeVert, as well as her familiar jazz stylings, best represented by her cover version of Earth, Wind And Fires Reasons. On Miki Howard, the singer tackled a variety of styles, including a swingbeat reworking of Aretha Franklins Until You Come Back To Me (Thats What Im Gonna Do). Her ballads revealed an emotional depth to match her vocal range and technical abilities. Femme Fatale included cover versions of Billie Holidays Good...