Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
RIYL: Aquile, Erika Davies, Ruby & the Red Hots, Sue Palmer's Motel Swing Orchestra, Lady Dottie & the Diamonds, Etta James
Influences: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Nina Simone, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, D'Angelo, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations
Singer/songwriter K. Emeline was raised on styles such as soul, R&B, hip-hop, lots of reggae (from her Samoan side), and Motown. Soon after high school, she was befriended by local singer Aquile (best known from The Voice season two) who gave her stage time and helped her get a head start booking professionally.
Her band K. Emeline & the Fellas performs locally and internationally.