Ken Leighton 8 p.m., Feb. 21
Sound description: Contemporary soul and R&B fusion.
RIYL: Emily King, Amy Winehouse, Andra Day
Inception: San Diego, 2015
Influences: Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Emily King
Tina Leinenweber aka 'Ala Fringe merges contemporary soul and R&B fusion. She has been singing and performing her entire life, but it was at SFJAZZ that she really became involved in the audio engineering process, creating and producing her own beats over keys and recorded vocals and lyrics whenever she had the chance away from work.
'Ala Fringe incorporates artists, instrumentalists, and vocalists from different cities, states, and influences for a variety of music projects and compositions. A self-titled EP was released in 2015, with a concert video produced for the track "Still."
- 'Ala Fringe EP